MSU Rendezvous Dining Pavilion
Montana State University’s 2018 fall semester broke yet another enrollment record with 16,703 students, a two-percent increase over 2017 and one that marks 10 years of
continuous growth. In order to keep up with this growth, the university has been continually adding and improving upon its campus infrastructure to not only meet the needs of its students, faculty, and staff but do it in a sustainable fashion. After review and consideration, the university announced plans to construct a new dining hall to serve its growing population.
On the heels of the successful rehabilitation of the Miller Dining Commons, MSU’s newest facility is the 30,000-square-foot Rendezvous Dining Pavilion. This all-you-can-eat facility includes eight main serving stations, seating for 830, with half of the seating on a mezzanine level, including 100 seats on the outside covered deck. It was designed and built in a sustainable fashion to serve at least 7,000 meals per day to students, faculty, staff, and community members.
The new $18.5 million dining hall was built to not only accommodate growth, but to continue the university’s commitment to providing an environment that makes students and faculty want to stay on campus.
Due to the complexities such as the heavy process and cooking loads, which are energy and water intensive and can be difficult to incorporate into a LEED-certified project, MSU now has a new facility that was completed way ahead of schedule, under budget, meets the needs of its growing population while setting a new standard for sustainability.
Services provided: Mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and structural engineering.