University of Wisconsin – Four Lakes Market

This project was the first phase of a multi-year effort designed to increase and improve on-campus housing and significantly improve the food service facilities in the Lakeshore area of campus. The 400-bed Dejope Hall includes three retail-like foodservice venues and a wide variety of seating options ranging from the main dining room with a stone fireplace and wall of glass overlooking the lake to the oval dining alcove lined with curved banquettes.

The main dining venue is the Four Lakes Market, a 39,200 GSF “marketplace” concept foodservice with seating for approximately 500 customers. The marketplace concepts include Great Greens salad bar, Buckingham Bakery, Buona Cucina Italian and pizza concept, Delicious made-to-order deli, Fired Up grill, 1849 traditional station, Global Kitchen international fare, and Maki-Mono Sushi & Noodles.

The Bean and Creamery coffee and ice cream shoppe greets visitors as they enter the building and features campus-made ice cream. Flamingo Run is a convenience store that offers beverages, groceries, nachos, hot pretzels, and other snacks in a hip retail setting.

The project also included a commissary for central production of sandwiches and salads for other dining locations, supporting storage areas, warewashing, and a kitchen which is supported by a central cook-chill production area in their Gordon Commons dining center.


Location: Madison, WI
Opening Date: August 2012
Equipment Cost: $2,810,000
Peak Meal Volume: 750-1,500B
Foodservice Space: 39,200 SF


Convenience Store
Coffee House
Teaching Kitchen

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Thomas C. Wollan, AIA, LEED AP

Partner at frk architects + engineers

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Daniel J. Rectenwald, AIA, ACHA, NCARB

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"The development of Elmhurst Hospital’s replacement campus was complex. The Rippe team supported our vision to transform healthcare foodservice. The result was exceptional reviews from our patients and staff, along with a facility that supported efficient operations."

David E. Reeves

Past President of the Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)

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