Minnesota State University - Mankato

Centennial Student Union.

The renovation of the Centennial Student Union was designed to provide the campus with a place to socialize, develop community, and support student life. A flexible, labor efficient food service operation was provided that supports the needs of the students, while remaining fiscally sound.

Use of space was maximized by co-locating student lounges along side of dining areas, allowing diners to surge into the space during peak periods. This unique approach reduced the total square footage of food service by over 30%, while making best use of flexible spaces.