JMU East Campus Dining Hall

  • Size: 50,000 SF
  • LEED Gold certified

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Food Service, Higher Education

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Independence Construction
Construction Manager
James Madison University
Moseley Architects

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Located in the CISAT section of campus, this two-story dining hall features a large, open indoor dining space with windows on three sides to let the maximum amount of daylight into the space, as well as inviting outdoor seating areas.

The first floor features a central two-story “rotunda” lobby, as well as the main student dining area, which includes seven food venues, associated back-of-house kitchen services (receiving, food preparation, storage, and cleaning spaces), and a small convenience store.

The second floor includes an upper lobby in the rotunda; an executive dining room that features a fireplace; an executive dining pantry for food preparation and staging; and an outdoor balcony with views to the south for executive event functions. The executive dining room and balcony also serve the community as a venue for parties and receptions.

Sustainable elements of JMU's first green building include a white membrane that covers 97% of the roof and reflects sunlight; water-efficient plumbing; low emitting materials (paint, carpets, coatings, etc.); controllable lighting systems and daylighting; enhanced refrigerant management; and the use of recycled and regionally manufactured building materials.

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