University of Akron

Robertson Café

The renovation for Robertson Café at The University of Akron included infrastructure and serving area improvements to an outdated 500-seat dining facility. The University’s goal was to provide a more attractive food service option for campus residents and visitors.

The former, spacious one-room open cafeteria design now has several dining spaces, including a new 24-hour dining area which seats 40.

Food stations are arranged in a marketplace setup, with an emphasis on display cooking. The dining area features comfortable seating for students to eat and relax between classes.

The University’s vision was to make Robertson Café a destination place for students to enjoy a variety of foods, communications media and the incorporation of live entertainment. Snacks and beverages are available 24 hours a day at an attached convenience store.

Project Details


University of Akron


Akron, Ohio





25,000 Square Feet

Key Team Members

  • Dennis Check
  • Marge Zezulewicz
  • Bill Ahern
  • Ben Grow
  • Rose Grow
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