UMD RESIDENT DINING CENTER
For this project, the University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) focus was to modernize their existing Residence Dining Center. The University’s goals included increasing efficiency, providing a user-friendly atmosphere, and generally updating the 40-year old facility.
The original dining center was built in 1974. Since this time, the student body of the university has more than doubled. This lack of capacity coupled with a generally dated and unwelcoming design led to the university looking to redevelop the space.
This renovation has:
Enhanced the seating capacity.
Enlarged and expanded the traffic flow.
Updated serving areas with the addition of action stations.
Increased menu choices.
Created a welcoming experience.
The new design also allows the students to use the dining room as a social space beyond the hours of operation of the servery. Since completion, the University as accommodated the students’ needs and provided them with a healthy environment.