Queens University | Charlotte, NC
We wanted to enhance the dining experience for all students, regardless of if they were residents or commuters or what type of meal plan they were on. Additionally, the space needed to be accessible 24/7 with an all-day market.
MORRISSON DINING HALL RENOVATION
The servery was dark, outdated, and too small to accommodate the growing Queens community. To address these challenges, we increased efficiency with multi-use equipment and servery updates. We incorporated modern and fun design elements to provide students with an exciting dining experience. We combined pops of jewel tones branded for Queens University, with geometric wall features and a clean Mid-Century design aesthetic.
accessible spaces for all
We gutted the existing student center, which allowed us to create a 24/7 seating area that would be shared between resident students and commuting students. After hours, the food-serving areas can be closed down and separated from the seating area via a system of sliding screens.
MARKETPLACE WITH MEANING
The students raised money to honor a Queens employee, Betty Davis (aka Miss Betty), who has been employed with Queens for over 60 years. The Market was named “Miss Betty’s Marketplace” in honor of her.
VERSATILITY IS QUEEN
These spaces are areas for students to meet, hang out, work on projects, or have alone time. We can accommodate those needs by adding phone rooms, small collaborative spaces, and social spaces like communal tables and large banquettes.
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