Following a decade of student life planning with the university, Ayers Saint Gross designed a residential dining hall to serve a projected future demand of 3,000 students. The marketplace operation creates a lively environment offering freshly prepared meals in cook-to-order and quick-serve formats. The venue focuses on food platforms, each devoted to its own menu and distinguished by a curved wood wall in a double-height space. Floor-to-ceiling windows provide diners with abundant daylight and campus views. The energy-efficient design complies with the Minnesota Sustainable Building Guidelines. The project was completed with Bentz/Thompson/Rietow, Architect of Record.
Mankato, MN, United States
2017 Ceilings & Interior Systems Construction Association Construction Excellent East Region Education Award (Over 50K SF)