The new Eikmeier Commons, the final stage of the $ 1.5 million Olson Student Center dining room of Midland University, have been described by donors as a "kitchen table" for the Nebraska campus. The Eikmeier Commons makes use of the underutilized lower level of the 4,700-square-foot Olson Student Center.
The space designed by KWK Architects added 75 seats built around solid surface countertops to support the Warrior Grille grid and provides flexible seating for flexibility and group gathering. The space also includes adjustable LED luminaires, 22 television monitors, a play area and an action stage with a fireplace surrounded by stone. Also included are two new conference rooms and a bathroom adapted to the ADA.
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The purpose of the new space was to create a place for students to Midland would meet and connect while they were not in the classroom or participating in extracurricular activities. In addition to KWK Architects, the project also included Fremont Electric (electrical contractor) and All Systems Inc. (mechanical contractor).