State University of New York at Plattsburgh, Clinton Dining Hall

Plattsburgh, New York


Edge Architecture


State University of New York at Plattsburgh, SUCF (State University Construction Fund)


27,414 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Design Team
Allen Rossignol, Edward Butcher, Bridget Carney

SUNY Plattsburgh’s Clinton Dining Hall was overdue for a renovation. Goals included new serving stations, space modernization, upgraded systems, and ADA compliance.

A second-floor entry presented challenges, but an idea for an Adirondack-inspired “helix” took root and grew organically. Students descend a stone-wrapped staircase that evokes a walk in the woods. As they proceed, they encounter a fireplace and a variety of seating options.

The servery and dining room had been dark. This project updated everything, creating a retail ambiance with interactive food stations. The dining experience was elevated through improvements in nutrition, food sourcing, preparation, efficiency, and sustainability initiatives.

Students informed the design, resulting in more healthful options, and more connection between the kitchen and students, as well as more “to-go” options, sustainable practices, local sourcing and better recycling.

The result is a modern facility with flexible food stations serving a variety of options. A new kiosk ordering system enables students to customize entrees.

The new dining experience, enhanced by majestic wooded views of the Saranac River, is one that Plattsburgh students will enjoy for years to come.

Additional Information

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Renovation/Modernization Citation

Featured in

2020 Architectural Portfolio



Interior category

Cafeterias/Food-Service Areas

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Mannington
Flooring by Johnsonite
Flooring by Stonhard
Flooring by Caesar Porcelain Tile
Flooring by Crossville
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Ceilings by USG
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Ceramic Tile by LATICRETE
Door Hardware by Best Access Systems
Door Hardware by National Guard Products
Door Hardware by Precision Control Systems
Door Hardware by Rockwood
Door Hardware by Reese Enterprises, Inc.
Door Hardware by Stanley
Doors by Eliason
Doors by Lambton Doors
Doors by CECO Door
Insulation by Johns Manville
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Viega
Plumbing by Jay R Smith
Plumbing by Leonard Valve
Plumbing by Charlotte Pipe & Foundry
Plumbing by Cerro Flow
Plumbing by Wheatland
Plumbing by Watts
Roofing by Carlisle SynTec
Roofing by Georgia-Pacific
Windows by EFCO
Lighting & Accessories by Bruck
Lighting & Accessories by Lumetta
Lighting & Accessories by SPI Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Impact Architectural Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Lumenwerx
Lighting & Accessories by Acolyte
Lighting & Accessories by Tech Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Juno Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Bega
Fire/Life-Safety Systems by SimplexGrinnell
Cafeteria Furniture by SitOnIt Seating
Cafeteria Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by KI
Hand-Drying Equipment by Dyson
Washroom Accessories by AJW Architectural Products
Washroom Fixtures by Kohler
Washroom Fixtures by Sloan Valve
Washroom/Shower Partitions by Wilsonart
Communications Systems by Middle Atlantic Products
Communications Systems by Shure
HVAC Units by Temtrol
HVAC Units by Greenheck
HVAC Units by LG
HVAC Units by Rittling
HVAC Units by Carrier
HVAC Units by Nailor
HVAC Control Devices by Schneider Electric
HVAC Control Devices by Square D
IAQ Devices by Air Monitor
Draperies/Blinds by Draper
Draperies/Blinds by Mermet
Kitchen Equipment by BSI
Kitchen Equipment by Continental
Kitchen Equipment by Cleveland Range
Kitchen Equipment by Imperial
Kitchen Equipment by Hatco
Kitchen Equipment by Alto-Shaam
Kitchen Equipment by Southbend
Kitchen Equipment by Fry Master
Kitchen Equipment by Crescor
Kitchen Equipment by Delfield
Kitchen Equipment by Kolpak
Kitchen Equipment by Caddy Corp.
Kitchen Equipment by Manitowoc
Lockers by American Specialties
Wire Management by Legrand
Wire Management by Cablofil
Wire Management by Pentair
Walls/Wall Materials by 3Form
Walls/Wall Materials by Marlite
Flooring by Schluter
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