Rider University Dining and Student Centers

Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates completed feasibility studies to determine best options before beginning renovations to Daly Dining Hall, Westminster Commons and the Luedeke Student Center. The project team worked with the client to tailor these projects to the university population, and created areas for both retail and board operations, while still staying within construction time constraints, schedule and phasing requirements. All three projects were constructed over the summer break and were fully functional for the return of students for the fall semester.

Students are greeted with a full sensory experience as their meals are freshly prepared at a variety of demonstration cooking stations. The expanded seating areas offer a variety of options, from quiet study spaces to large communal tables. The recent renovations have enabled the seating capacity to grow significantly at Daly Dining Hall, the University’s Lawrenceville Campus’s only board operation venue, increasing from 600 to 800 seats. Westminster Dining Commons, the University’s Princeton Campus board operation, can accommodate approximately 200 students. Additionally, there are separate areas for faculty dining at each location.

Project Specifications

Renovations

Budget
Daly Dining Hall – $4,400,00
WCC Commons – $2,200,00
Student Center – $1,400,00
Total – $8,000,000

Square Footage
Daly Dining Hall – 22,000
WCC Commons – 6,000
Student Center – 12,000
Total – 40,000

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