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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - North Dining Commons

An open invitation

  • 32K

    Square Feet

  • 500


  • $17M

    New Construction

  • Indiana, Pennsylvania

    Indiana, Pennsylvania

Creating a new, 450-seat dining room to increase options, access, and variety for students

Indiana University of Pennsylvania officials could almost hear the stomachs growling. Campus meal plan participation was growing and students were seeking more menu variety and convenient dining locations. The University responded with a several staged dining master plan. The new North Dining will increase options, access, and variety for students in the heart of the underserved north campus residential district.

The new building features a 500-seat residential dining venue and student lounge space overlooking the campus lawn and great dining room. Hungry diners get their wish with a choice between an “all you care to eat” option and a nationally-branded retail dining venue. 

Defined by moderately scaled volumes and a traditional architectural language, the dining common blends seamlessly into the surrounding campus aesthetic. Large expanses of glass punctuate the exterior to achieve greater transparency and visibility to students passing by the facility, creating an open and inviting atmosphere for meeting, greeting, and eating.

At a Glance

  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Meet Our Team

Chesenia Burgos, Associate, Interior Design

As a designer, I encourage all staff to voice questions and opinions. It reinforces understanding, while strengthening the overall team.
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Tom Foley, Associate

The most effective designs come from a willingness to listen to and engage each team member—and thoughtfully apply each person’s expertise.

Gabriel Hohag, Associate

Our outcomes as a community are better in the long term when we are interdependent and don’t put off until tomorrow what can be done today.

Scott Sullivan, Principal

I’m the nuts and bolts guy. I enjoy getting into the detail of how things work and, maybe more importantly, how they can work better.

Evan Wilbert, Principal

Leveraging relationships to make a project the best it can be is my passion.

Chesenia Burgos

Associate, Interior Design

Tom Foley


Gabriel Hohag


Scott Sullivan


Evan Wilbert


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