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Ross Bianco, AIA
DLA + Architecture Interior Design

Parkhurst Dining Services

Project Size:
6,400 SF Dining Facility

This project is certified with the U.S. Green Building Council for Commercial Interiors

Nicholson Center Café

Moon Township, PA

With another increase in student enrollment at Robert Morris University, the school decided to create a 24-hour living and learning environment through a newly renovated dining room facility.  Located in the Nicholson Center the new food court seats a little over 400 people.  A gathering place for faculty, students and visitors, the new café is outfitted with tiered seating, over twenty-five flat screen television monitors, full commercial kitchen, dish wash area, food storage pantry and walk-in refrigerator.  The café provides a casual meeting place where students and faculty have the ability to section off areas for committee meetings and study groups.

The Nicholson Center is designed as a sustainable café.  It is operated and managed by Parkhurst Dining Services who is known for their high quality, scratch food cooking and sustainable hospitality.

Project Scope/Features:

  • Food court seating for 400
  • Five distinct serving areas
  • Tiered seating
  • 25 flat screen televisions
  • Full commercial kitchen
  • Self-serve salad/soup bar
  • Freshens Frozen Yogurt & Smoothie Stand
  • Freshens Crepes – made to order stand
  • Hemis Flavors dining stand
  • Commercial dish wash