University of Vermont

Simpson Dining Hall Renovation


Bread Loaf provided the University of Vermont Construction Management services for the Simpson Dining Hall Renovation project. Renovation of the Simpson Dining Hall involved a complete redesign of the facility to increase energy efficiency, enhance the dining experience and create a new internal entryway connecting Mason, Simpson and Hamilton Halls.

Upgrades to the Dining Hall created new “food station neighborhoods” in the servery areas. The main kitchen work area and servery were renovated to feature exhibition cooking, specialty order and delivery platforms with all food service equipment replaced. The completed reconfiguration and renovation work included new mechanical, electrical and plumbing infrastructure and fire protection upgrades. New finishes were installed throughout the entire dining area, additional ADA compliant restrooms were provided, new connector hallway was provided to the adjacent student housing and the adjoining lobbies were reconfigured.

On the exterior, a new loading dock and service entry was added. Windows were replaced throughout the building. Since the food service areas were in use throughout the duration of construction, the renovations were completed with a phased construction schedule. In accordance with the University of Vermont’s “Environmental Design in New and Renovated Buildings” policy, the Simpson Dining Hall Renovation project was designed to meet minimum requirements for LEED Silver Level criteria. The project has achieved LEED Silver Certification.