This project is a spectacular success! Our new dining facility and student center have had a dramatic, positive effect on our students’ residential environment. The compatibility of the project team and dedication of Prellwitz Chilinski has produced one of the smoothest projects I have been associated with – on time and on budget.
– Bill Mallon, Business Manager, Northeastern University
15,000 SF renovation and addition for new student dining and social center
Re-position the dining hall of an aging dormitory into a new meeting place where students can gather informally or dine at cutting-edge restaurant concepts.
A new glass atrium forms a welcoming, transparent link between two existing dormitories, and provides a highly visible indoor/outdoor public space for dining and performances. A new landscaped entry court and canopy, wood paneled elevator for accessibility, and rich color scheme upgrade the public image of the dormitory.
The multi-award-winning space led to 100% occupancy in the adjacent, and formerly undesirable, Stetson dormitories. Overall, meal plan enrollment increased significantly – students from nearby schools even enrolled in single courses at Northeastern for access to Stetson East.
Educational Interiors Showcase
Silver Citation, 2000
American School and University
Innovative Achievement Award, 1999
The National Association of College and Auxiliary Services
“No Meal Plan Blues”
“Northeastern University Opens Award Winning Dining Hall”
American School & University
“Student center creates new gathering space”
College Services Administration Journal
“Stetson East Revitalization:
21st Century Program”
“Great Spaces: Restaurant Dining at Meal Plan Prices”
Campus Dining Today
“‘Hat’s Off’ to Northeastern’s Stetson East Marketplace”
Food Service Director
“TRENDSETTERS: Northeastern marketplace breaks new ground”