Challenge

Bowling Green State University's campus foodservice provider decided to build a completely new on-campus dining facility. WD designed the new building to consolidate meal service for students and provide them with an attractive new alternative to off-campus dining. A major challenge was to create a structure that would follow the overall campus master plan, while demonstrating an exciting new architectural standard for non-academic buildings on the campus.



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Solution

  • Named Designers, Architects & Engineers of Record for the new building.
  • The plans were developed using Revit-3D modeling software— enabling us to offer the clients a representation of the proposed building’s appearance with greater accuracy in detail.
  • The first LEED Gold certified campus dining hall.
  • The minimum amount of building materials were used in the overall design. In many cases, the structural elements also serve as design elements (e.g. — heavy timber framing and a long span metal deck in the main dining area).
  • Other sustainable features: Use of water efficient toilet fixtures and kitchen equipment, storage and reuse of rainwater for green roof irrigation and toilet flushing, permeable concrete in high traffic areas reduce run off and storm water discharge, all furniture and fixtures are made of recycled materials and all wood flooring is bamboo.
  • The design has received positive reception from University executives, BGSU foodservice executives, and students.

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