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Awards & Press 

UC San Diego’s world-class student union has been honored with many awards and accolades as well as media coverage. 


Facility Awards

Price Center has been declared one of "The 25 Most Amazing Campus Student Unions"  by Best College Reviews.  Other honors include: 

  • 2011 ACUI Facility Design Award of Excellence Association of College Unions International
  • 2011 Grand Prize College Planning & Management's Educational Design Showcase
  • 2010  Merit Award American Institute of Architects, Los Angeles
  • 2010 Award of Merit Society of American Register Architects, New York Council
  • 2010 Merit Award for Architecture American Institute of Architects, California Council
  • 2010 Citation Society of American Registered Architects, (SARA) National
  • 2009 Honor Award American Institute of Architects, San Diego
  • 2005 American Architecture Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design


 ACUI Steal This Idea Awards 

Association of College Unions International (ACUI) recognizes achievement in marketing within college unions and student activities. 

 2019 Honors


Brochures Category

Second Place: Commuter Pocket Guide
Created by: Lauren Filzenger, Armando Abundis, Kia Neri, Bessie Yang


Cards/Invitations Category

Second Place: First Friday – Triton Avengers Glove Game Card
Created by: Lucy Xu, Armando Abundis 



Posters Category 

First Place: César Chávez Celebration Month
Created by: Lauren Filzenger, Armando Abundis 



2017 Honors 


Video Category

Honorable Mention: 
First Friday: The Triton League Open House    Created by: James Gillcrist, Armando Abundis


 2016 Honors

Bitchy-Bingo Poster.jpg

Posters Category

Honorable Mention: Bitchy Bingo

Created by: Armando Abundis


  2010 Honors


Brochure Category
First Place :  Pocket Events Guide (PEG)
2010-Award-student-center.png Campaign Category
First Place: Discover Student Center Campaign

Banners Category 
Second Place: Discover Student Center Banners



 University Centers in the News


Price is Popping: New pop-up buzz brings it home for students  Fall 2019 •  Triton Magazine  
Smog-Eating Mural Unveiled by Price Center Starbucks  February 24, 2019 • The Guardian
First Multi-Stall Gender-Neutral Restroom to be Built in Price Center  February 18, 2019 • The Guardian 
UCSD Wants to Put a Mini Target on Campus February 11, 2019 • The San Diego Union-Tribune
Dirty Birds To Land In Price Center  October 26, 2018 • The Triton
UCSD Starbucks “Excited” To Participate In Plastic Straw Ban July 13, 2018 • The Triton 
Y Más Bakery Quietly Replaces Mail Room In Price Center  April 16, 2018 • The Triton
Target Could be Coming to UC San Diego Campus February 22, 2018 • ABC 10 News San Diego 
UCSD’s Newest Basic Needs Resource — The Hub — Holds Grand Opening February 8, 2018 •The Guardian
Lofty Aspirations at UCSD  Feb. 7, 2018 • San Diego Reader
Plan B Vending Machines To Be Installed In Price Center February 7, 2018 • The Triton
Soda & Swine Selected To Replace Porter’s Pub  May 19, 2017• The Triton
Amazon@UCSanDiego Opens Inside UCSD Bookstore  November 29, 2016 • The Triton
Taco Villa Opens on Campus  September 21, 2016  • The Triton
Starbucks Coffee Opens at Price Center October 28, 2015 • The Guardian
UC San Diego Unveils New Black Legacy Mural February 19, 2015 • UC San Diego News Center 
UC San Diego Dedicates Student Veterans Resource Center  November 05, 2013 • UC San Diego News Center 
UCSD Unveils Triton Statue  October 22, 2008  • La Jolla Light
Campus Celebrates Opening of Sustainability Resource Center  November 23, 2009 • UCSD News
Students Get a Chance to Mingle with Animator at Campus Pub June 15, 2009 • UCSD News
UC San Diego’s Price Center East Wins Architectural Award May 14, 2009 • 
UCSD NewsStudent Center Honored with Prestigious Architecture Award for Counter Culture Design June 12, 2008 • UCSD News 
Campus Celebrates Opening of Price Center Expansion with Launch Party May 19, 2008 • UCSD News
Campus Celebrates Revamped Student Center With Block Party April 21, 2008 • UCSD News 
Expanded Price Center to Serve as Hub of Student Life on Campus February 11, 2008 • UCSD News
Campus Venues Fill to Brim as Students, Faculty, Staff Gather to Witness Dawn of New Presidency January 20, 2008 •  UCSD News
Price Center Expansion Design Earns Prestigious Architecture Award May 21, 2007 • UCSD News
Topping Off Ceremony at Price Center  March 12, 2007 • UCSD News