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The University of Texas at Austin Jester 2nd Floor Dining

3,500 SF renovation of student dormitory dining area

Project Location:
Austin, TX
Market Sector:
Education
Office Location:
Austin
Owner:
The University of Texas at Austin
Architect:
Pfluger Associates

The first phase of this project is approximately 3,500 SF and includes the entry, cashier area, serving lines and preparatory/kitchen spaces. Architectural improvements included all finishes, millwork, food service equipment, and glazed aluminum entrance and storefront. The MEP scope of work included demolition, relocation, and installation of new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and fire alarm utilities. Food service equipment includes counters and two display cooking hoods. Three existing heating and ventilation make-up air units in the basement and two outside air fans in the penthouse were replaced with a new roof mounted make-up air unit (40,000 cfm). The two existing main air handlers in the mechanical penthouse area were replaced with two new multi-zone VAV units, which were field built (36,000 cfm each). An existing chilled water pump was replaced in the basement to provide the additional capacity required and the steam, condensate return, and chilled water piping was modified and expanded to provide service to the new units.

The second phase of the renovation is approximately 9,500 SF of dining room seating, serving lines, beverage station, and food preparation spaces. Architectural improvements included all floor, ceiling, and wall finishes, food service equipment, and glazed aluminum storefront. The MEP scope of work included demolition, relocation, and installation of new HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire protection, and fire alarm utilities. Foodservice equipment included food serving counters, food storage equipment, cooking display spaces, and three display cooking hoods.

The final phase includes the renovation of approximately one-third of the facility's seating area, replacement of the existing dish conveyor system and dishwasher, new beverage distribution room, beverage station, and additional food service counter locations.

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