UMD Resident Dining Center
The University of Minnesota Duluth’s (UMD) focus was to modernize the existing Resident Dining Center. The University’s goals of increasing efficiency, providing a user-friendly atmosphere, and updating the 40 year old facility were the major outcomes completed in this project.
Since the Dining Center’s completion in July of 1974, enrollment at UMD doubled. The Resident Dining Center had become very dated and lacked a welcoming environment. This renovation has:
- Enhanced the seating capacity.
- Enlarged and expanded the traffic flow.
- Updated serving areas with the addition of action stations.
- Increased menu choices.
- Created a welcoming experience.
The new design also allows the students to use the dining room as a social space beyond the hours of operation of the servery. Since completion, the University as accommodated the students’ needs today and into the future along with providing a healthy environment.