Creating a Campus Cornerstone

Montana State University’s Rendezvous Dining Pavilion is a 30,000-sq. ft., 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.