Baker University recognized that their union, constructed in the 1950s, was struggling to meet the needs of today’s students. In a two-day charrette, we met with university employees, foodservice providers, and students to develop a vision for the future. The renovation provided students with study nooks, a variety of healthy dining options, and a thriving social space.
In this Baldwin City, Kansas renovation, GLMV converted the cafeteria line into six unique platforms, including a number of fresh and cooked-to-order options. Daylighting was used in the 330-seat center to take advantage of courtyard views, and a glass partition was installed to allow the grill to remain operational and accommodate students’ late-night schedules.
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