Kitchen and Dining Room Construction

steel structure of new kitchen

Construction Updates - Read before you visit

  • The Dining Room is in use for Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 in an in-between state. There is a plywood wall built along with windows with a few cutouts for light. The floor is concrete and there is no finished ceiling - pipes and ductwork are exposed. It will remain this way until Summer 2020 when the renovations will be completed.
  • A section of the patio is fenced off along the Dining Room windows. There is no regular exit available from the building onto the north end of the patio (next to the Chapel). There will be an emergency exit only from this area. Please exit onto the patio from the opposite end of the Dining Room, closer to the Atrium.
  • The residence driveway and kitchen loading dock are inaccessible for the duration of the project. The north end of our building (including the Chapel) can be accessed via the service road.

Contact Mimi Browne if you have any construction-related questions prior to your visit.

The Building Project

Since Conrad Grebel University College was first built more than 55 years ago, the residence has grown, apartments were added, and our classrooms, library, archives, and other academic program spaces have all expanded dramatically. However, our kitchen and dining room are largely the same as they were in 1964. It’s now time to reinvest in these important facilities.  

To accommodate our growing community, we are building a new kitchen and dining room. The project includes a student pantry, as well as an elevator and staircase to the chapel foyer.

Learn more about this project and the Fill the Table campaign.

See the final building design plans.