T-Dex Temporary Dining Facility, Colorado State University

CSU took charge of the construction of a temporary dining facility.

For the interior design, Lategan says the department wanted to create a hip atmosphere that would appeal to the students. He especially wanted to be cognizant of the fact that the campus morphs into something else at night.

"A large percentage of our business [at T-Dex] comes during late-night hours until 1 a.m. The facility is completed self-contained. We produce all of our ice there and do all food production there except for grab-and-go items."

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