George Mason University – Johnson Center Student Union
The Johnson Center fully opened on January 1, 1996. It is a 320,000 square foot, four story building (i.e. essentially the equivalent of four football fields stacked on top of each other) that cost $30 million to build. It is designed to be a new type of university student union building where eating, services, a library and other facilities are included as a type of internal university “new quad.” The food court and bookstore are the main area of the building, but also included are a 100,000 square foot 100,000 volume library, a 310-seat Cinema, the university radio station, meeting rooms, a bank, 2 full service restaurants, four 25-station computer labs, and more than 700 lockers for students.