TERRE HAUTE - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute today cut the ribbon on the Mussallem Union Pavilion. Mike and Linda Mussallem, who previously gave a $9 million gift to support the expanded student union, gifted an additional $1.5 million to cover design, construction and equipment costs for the project. 

The pavilion, originally announced in May, seats 50 people and features sliding glass doors around the perimeter.

Other features of the new space include audio-visual equipment inside the building, outdoor grills for student events, a sustainable green roof that will be visible from the second floor of the nearby student union. 

The pavilion was designed by RATIO Architects of Indianapolis, which also designed the Mussallem Union project.