The new Eikmeier Commons, the final stage of Midland University’s $1.5 million Olson Student Center dining hall, has been described by donors as a “kitchen table” for the Nebraska campus. The Eikmeier Commons makes use of the Olson Student Center’s under-utilized 4,700-sf lower level.
The KWK Architects-designed space added 75 built-in seats surrounding solid surface countertops to support the Warrior Grille and provides soft-seating for flexibility and group gathering.The space also includes dimmable LED fixtures, 22 television monitors, a game area, and a performance stage featuring a stone surround fireplace. Two new conference rooms and an ADA-compliant restroom are also included.
The goal of the new space was to create somewhere for Midland students to gather and connect while not in the classroom or participating in any extracurricular activities. In addition to KWK Architects, the project also included Fremont Electric (electrical contractor) and All Systems Inc. (mechanical contractor).