Atrium & Food Court Renovation

Thanks for visiting the Student Center 2017 renovation page. We are very excited about the project and will share progress and updates throughout the summer.
Please check back often for images, updates and project progress and let us know if you have any questions using the project email.

5/8/17 - The initial project memo has been shared with the Temple community and can be viewed here.

5/9/17 - Today is the official project kick-off and more info will be posted regarding schedule and other project details soon.


Food Court seating 1Info Desk B

5/19/17 - We are one week into the project and demo is well underway.  All of the seating has been removed and many of the banquet seating and other "wooden features" have been removed as well.  It's not amazing that the space looks better as it gets more and more open.  We found some intersting artifacts in the site - old student ID's for example - and also some intereting construction decisions from the last renovation in 2003/4.  The staff had a great time with a 10 lb sledghammer and a wall in the foodcourt - some snips of the hammering can be found on the HGSC Facebook page.

Please see the pics below and keep an eye out for more updates next week!

Food court view 1 from main stair

Food Court View 2 from main stair

Atrium Front door in view

Empty food court pic1  Atrium no furniture1

6/13/17 - It's been a little longer than expected but things are really moving along in the Food Court and Atrium.
We have framing going up and hoods have been delivered.  Much of the difficult work removing the rock and concrete in the Atrium is finished and they have poured some of the footers for Starbucks.  Lots of plumbing and electrical work have been completed and the work in the lower level ceiling above the bookstore will also wrap this week.  We have a new storage space and our storage in the food court has been demolished in preparation for the Salad Works.

7/28/17 - Things are really moving along.  The Sarbucks in the Atrium is nearly completed with all the steel and some of the front end done.  The Atrium itself has a new ceiling and new paint, as well as new lighting and some new floor.  The Food Court is really moving with parts of each concept being completed and most of the floor down.  The ceiling grid is up, new lights and a painted ceiling in the 13th street side of the seating area, and the circle dining ceiling is completed.  Paint is going on and lots of wall and sainless steel details in each location getting completed as well.  Floors have been poured in the back-line as well as in the back of house kitchen and lots of work on hoods and sprinklers has been completed.  Waiting for mill-work, case work, seating and some special wall pieces to wrap the next stage.  You'll notice here are no more hanging lights in the Atrium and there are new sconces around the perimiter - they really pop in person and make things much brighter.  Check out the pics and remember to visit the the HGSC Facebook page for more updates!