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James Madison University East Campus Dining Hall
James Madison University East Campus Dining Hall
James Madison University East Campus Dining Hall
James Madison University East Campus Dining Hall
James Madison University East Campus Dining Hall
James Madison University East Campus Dining Hall

Market
Higher Education
Project Size
  • 50,000 sq. ft.
Architect
  • Moseley Architects

East Campus Dining Hall

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, Virginia

Located in the CISAT section of campus, this two-story dining hall features a large, open indoor dining space with windows on three sides to let the maximum amount of daylight into the space, as well as inviting outdoor seating areas.

The first floor features a central two-story “rotunda” lobby, as well as the main student dining area, which includes seven food venues, associated back-of-house kitchen services (receiving, food preparation, storage, and cleaning spaces), and a small convenience store. The second floor includes an upper lobby in the rotunda; an executive dining room that features a fireplace; an executive dining pantry for food preparation and staging; and an outdoor balcony with views to the south for executive event functions. The executive dining room and balcony also serve the community as a venue for parties and receptions.

Sustainable elements of JMU's first green building include a white membrane that covers 97% of the roof and reflects sunlight; water-efficient plumbing; low emitting materials (paint, carpets, coatings, etc.); controllable lighting systems and daylighting; enhanced refrigerant management; and the use of recycled and regionally manufactured building materials.

This building is LEED Gold certified.