Bon Appétit! BR&P Updates New Dining Hall for MSU Students

It’s back-to-school time and, like college campuses everywhere, the Missouri State campus is springing back to life! Before all this new semester commotion, BR&P was hard at work during the quieter summer months renovating Blair Shannon, a residential and dining hall. Students can now enjoy meals in an updated, brighter and more efficient space.

With a required completion of the start of the Fall 2015 semester, BR&P worked hard to stay within the tight timeframe of summer project deadlines. Design started in mid-January, bids were received in the early spring, and construction began the moment students left in May.

The renovation of the dining center consisted of a reconfiguration of the serving lines to better accommodate service during peak traffic hours, an installation of a new dishwashing unit, as well as improved lighting in the space. This was done by either opening up the dining hall by removing some of the walls to bring in more daylight, or improving artificial light with energy efficient LED bulbs. The entrance walls were also reconfigured, and are now floor-to-ceiling glass walls, creating a more open, modern appearance. These changes in daylighting have transformed the space.

BR&P has also designed other projects associated with Blair Shannon and Missouri State University.

These include:

Blair Shannon Lobby and Dining Room Renovations

Kentwood Hall Renovation

Kentwood Hall Interior Renovations

Greenwood Laboratory Science Scholar’s Addition

Plaster Student Union

Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts

Jordan Valley Innovation Center

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