The University Dining Center at Minnesota State University Mankato is a representation of the University’s commitment to sustainability and to providing cutting-edge facilities for its students. The modern building’s sustainability features include composting of food waste, LED lighting, and heat recovery technology.

 

The University Dining Center has the capacity to serve 3,000 students during each meal, with efficient flow throughout the facility in order to alleviate long lines and crowding around the food venues. The AYCE facility features a number of different options in the serving area, including a bake shop, allergen free station, an exhibition cooking station, pizza station, classic “comfort” foods, a grill & deli, salad bar, and ice cream station. The new facility aims to enhance the sustainability on campus, provide transparent food preparation, and increase community throughout campus.

 

PUBLICATIONS
Minnesota State University Mankato, May 15: Ceremonial Groundbreaking Held for New Dining Hall, June 25, 2015
Mankato Free Press, New dining hall going up at MSU, June 8, 2015
 

Minnesota State University Mankato

University Dining Center | Mankato, MN | Photography by Brandon Stengel, Farmkid Studios

COST
Project: $31.4 M
Construction: $25.1 M
 
COMPLETION DATE
January 2017
 
SIZE
60,614 GSF Building
31,899 SF Dining
 
864 Seats
 
ARCHITECT OF RECORD
Bentz/Thompson/Rietow, Inc.
Minneapolis, MN
DESIGN ARCHITECT
Ayers Saint Gross
Baltimore, MD
CIVIL & STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
BKBM Engineers
Brooklyn Center, MN
MEPFP ENGINEER
LKPB Engineers, Inc.
St. Paul, MN
ROOFING CONSULTANT
INSPEC, INC
Golden Valley, MN
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT
Calyx Design Group, LLC
St. Paul, MN
MISC
Marketplace Dining
Bakery