The new 95,000-square-foot, two-story campus dining hall was constructed in the center of campus on a tight site that posed many logistical challenges. The building features a large open dining area with both small and group dining meeting rooms with a state-of-the-art kitchen. The project included high-end interior finishes, commercial food service kitchen equipment and extensive site development. The dining hall contains storage space and staffing offices for food services department, new steam vault spanning the width of the new structure, and new rotunda. Also included in the new dining hall are gathering spaces, private meeting rooms, and multiple areas for food service vendors in the open concept kitchen. This project is located in the mountains of North Carolina and was designed for the mountainous terrain. Also included was extensive landscaping, hardscapes and asphalt paving.
The exterior of the building is cast in place concrete foundation and retaining walls, structural steel frame, cmu masonry infill, brick and native stone veneer, architectural aluminum storefront, curtain wall and stain glass elements. The interior finishes are cmu drywall construction, suspended acoustical ceilings, linear metal ceilings and exposed structure. The flooring consists of stone tile,ceramic tile, VCT and carpet. Also included in the interiors are architectural casework, food service equipment, elevators, demountable partitions, sound and data systems and loading dock equipment.
Appalachian State University