College Dining Hall Renovation

Texas State University Dining Hall

When Texas State University renovated its campus dining hall in the fall of 2021, it planned to add exciting new dining options and an inviting area for students to gather. 

The updated dining hall includes new outdoor seating in a breezeway between two buildings. Designers incorporated a wall of six ActivWall Gas Strut Windows into the plan with bar dining ledges inside and outside. Each window opens up on sturdy gas struts to allow diners eating inside to engage with classmates passing by or eating outside. Campus officials noted that the flexibility of this space will improve the ability of faculty, staff, and students alike to gather, eat, and collaborate.

Two units, with each containing three Gas Strut Windows, were custom manufactured for the dining hall. Each window measures 54″ wide by 58″ high, and the total unit spans nearly 27 feet across the space. The units are finished in a dark bronze powder coat with matching hardware and a saddle sill. They were ordered from Merge Windows and Doors (formerly Primo Windows), the official ActivWall Dealer for Texas, and installed by Clear Innovations

Texas State University Dining Hall
Texas State University Dining Hall
Texas State University Dining Hall

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Story by Jennifer Doss. Photos courtesy of Chartwells Higher Ed and Merge WIndows and Doors (formerly Primo Windows). Video filmed by Cary Kirkman and edited by Jennifer Doss. Product demonstration by Josh Salmons. Installation by Clear Innovations. Special thank you to Whitney Villarreal and Zac Murtha.

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