University of Notre Dame

North Dining Hall Renovation

South Bend, Indiana // 106,000 sq. ft.

Client Challenge

The University of Notre Dame’s North Dining Hall, built in 1957, was last renovated 1988. The building’s amenities not only required updating, but the University also wished to enhance the look and experience of the dining hall for students and faculty.

TowerPinkster Solution

TowerPinkster designed the renovation to create a more open space allowing circulation to be streamlined and less complex. The furniture was replaced, and the kitchen updated with modern amenities. The renovations included creating large dining spaces throughout the upper and lower mezzanine seating areas, adding visual interest, and decreasing the vastness of open dining space. An elevator and ramp to the upper mezzanine areas were added to ensure accessibility throughout the entire building. The updated hall, now open, brings a 21st-century dining experience to the North Dining Hall, and an improved student life.