Michigan State University Vista at Shaw Hall 2017-06-01T07:40:54-04:00

Project Description



Shaw Hall has seen an increase in dining of 30% of non-Shaw residents since the renovation.

The Vista at Shaw Hall is a new flagship central dining facility on the MSU campus, offering seating for 600 people in three distinct Marché style dining venues, each with its own daily menu, atmosphere and seating areas.

The project involved renovation of the occupied main level dining area including a new kitchen and dishwashing area, student lounges, renovation of the East and West lobbies, a new loading dock, and modification to the terraced level to facilitate infrastructure improvements for the main level. The scope of the work included complete demolition of the existing dining hall down to the bare structure and the installation of new mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. A temporary kitchen and seating area was installed on the first floor to serve students during the renovation.

Paramount to the success of the project was the use of Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), the first full IPD project on the MSU campus, and the first nationally for a public university. Using the IPD approach, over 95% of commitments were kept during the design phase.


2015 IES Detroit Illumination Awards – Special Citation