This renovation and addition project will transform the President’s Suite at Western Michigan University (WMU)’s Waldo Stadium Field from primarily game day use to a 24/7/365 a year entertaining, fundraising, and intimate conversation space. The goal of the updated President’s Suite is to offer an elegant and welcoming experience to patrons unique to WMU. A more modern and luxurious feel within the space, enhanced by high-end finishes and unique backgrounds, will add an excitement that can be easily shared on social media channels.
The upgraded President’s Suite will have enhanced sight lines across the suite, improved insulation, and new window systems tuned for year-round use. A new exterior canopy and landscape will help create a curated experience as soon as patrons approach the pressbox at the entry drive. An increased focus on accessibility to the suite led to the removal of the tiered seating, the inclusion of a wheelchair lift, and easy to navigate pathways.. The existing stadium seating will be reimagined for new dining settings and comfortable conversation, with the incorporation of a series of sunken living rooms and a horseshoe-shaped bar, for face-to-face interactions. The interior of the suite is complemented by a gracious, all-season, outdoor patio that has been flattened for accessibility, easy conversation, and great views of the field and campus beyond. The project will also incorporate multiple sustainable elements and will seek LEED certification.