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Campus Architecture Database: The Commons   Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.  …

Georgia (Jul 19, 2010)

Campus Architecture Database: The Commons
Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.
Building Type: Other
Construction Type: New
Cost: $15.4-million
Square Footage: 50,883
Architect: Lyman Davidson Dooley Inc.; Flynn Finderup Architects
Contractor: Choate Construction Company
Opened: 2009
This new dining facility seats more than 1,200 and provides full-service breakfast, lunch, and dinner options in a marketplace setting that with nine freestanding venues—Apron Strings (comfort foods), Globetrotters (international and regional American foods), Dan's deli, Hwy. 41 Grille (1950s diner), Piatt (Italian), the Campus Green (salad bar), the Stone Mill Bakery, Wok Your Way (Asian), and the Grind Coffee Co. Between the venues are seating alternatives that include table seating, booths, banquettes, and counter seating. The dining room's curved outer walls admit daylight at every opportunity, while the interior walls offer views into an open kitchen. Daylight also pours in from above over two circular staircases that encourage diners to continue to the upper level. Outdoor seating is available on terraces overlooking campus walkways.


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