DUKE UNIVERSITY

east campus union marketplace

durham, nc

COST

$5M

COMPLETION DATE

August 2015

SIZE

44,196 SF Building

ARCHITECT

Clark Nexen

Durham, NC

For the first time in 20 years, Duke’s historic East Campus Union was due to receive a revamp—and expanding the servery topped the list of changes. Pulling inspiration from the ever-popular food hall concept, the East Union was designed and with multiple food outlets such as The Pacific Rim with a variety of steamed buns and dumplings, a dual-sided hot-and-cold salad station, and a mouthwatering rotisserie platform. All of the areas, along with the prominent herb wall, promote healthy choices with fresh, made-to-order meals.  

 

In the basement, the Trinity Café was relocated to more effectively provide grab-n-go options, additional seating and even a stage for campus performances. Offering various dining options with a commitment to healthy foods, Duke’s East Union now is in alignment with the other modern dining locations on campus contributing to their acclaimed collegiate campus food program.

PUBLICATIONS

Food Management Magazine, A tour of Duke's new East Campus Union Marketplace, June 30, 2016

Duke Today, Duke in Pics: Marketplace Grand Opening, January 12, 2016