The project renovated the 14,870-square-foot dining hall and expanded the kitchen to include a new walk-in cooler and freezer. The facility serves about 2,000 students daily and also caters the school’s special events.
The design produced a bright and inviting dining space that is easy to maintain. Light pendants, wall sconces and specialized light fixtures enhance COST PER SQ FT$269.00FEATURED IN2007 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas mood and provide an accurate color rendering for food presentation. Special attention was paid to the food-service line to ensure smooth traffic flow and minimize serving time. Noise control was addressed with a specialized ceiling-tile system with a high sound-absorbency rate. Because the dining hall serves as a primary gathering place on campus, it was equipped with a flatscreen monitor to inform students and faculty of upcoming events and special announcements.
New air-conditioning and waste-management systems were applied that are more energy-efficient and drastically reduce the refuge and waste produced daily.