Union South, University of Wisconsin, Madison

By creating distinctive concepts, the UW Union South has become a campus destination.

“[Design-wise] we chose colors that were dark and warm,” Korz says. “We used goldenrod, burgundy, deep green and deep brown. Then we have dark brown long booths. The tables are made of pressed sunflower. We have a polished concrete terrazzo floor that has different zones of warm color. The climbing wall goes up two and a half stories. It adds a level of interest to the space.”