Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, South Dining Hall

Kutztown, Pennsylvania

  • FIRM

    STV Architects


    Kutztown University of Pennsylvania

  • AREA

    12,000 sq.ft.





Constructed in the 1960s and seriously outdated, Kutztown University’s South Dining Hall needed upgrades both functionally and aesthetically to improve the quality of life for its students. The new facility provides students with interior and exterior gathering areas, and includes modern dining facilities in line with what students find in the retail sector.

The ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$160.00CITATIONBronze CitationFEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas designed a 12,000-square-foot, two-story vaulted ceiling addition to the existing primary dining hall, incorporating a food court/food emporium at the front of the existing facility, while providing improved access to the second-floor main board operation. The food court is enclosed by a two-story sweeping glass enclosure that houses a multipurpose, programmable main seating area for 250.

A 9,000-square-foot patio/courtyard provides a gathering/programmable area including patio tables, benches and a sitting-height wall with power and data outlets to accommodate food carts, bands and speakers.

Meeting rooms were created on the second-floor balconies overlooking the food court.

“Food-friendly” finishes and colors are easily maintained and provide much interest.

"Light, airy, spacious. Strong color content adds pizzazz!"--2001 jury