LEWIS UNIVERSITY’S Brother James Gaffney, FSC Student Center is designed to project an image of a contemporary, forward-thinking university—while at the same time looking back reverently at its aviation history. Named for the university’s president emeritus, the focal point of the structural steel building is an 80-ft by 70-ft clear-span exposed steel framed roof over the main dining hall. The unique structural design pays tribute to the Romeoville, Illinois-based university’s rich aviation and aeronautics heritage.

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