A new indoor/outdoor dining space connects to Scholars Lane, a main campus thoroughfare.Photo by: Mark Luthringer
EHDD’s second project at University of California, Merced, a 4,400 square foot addition to a previously undistinguished dining facility, develops a sequence of increasingly private, indoor/outdoor dining spaces springing off of Scholars Lane, a main campus thoroughfare. An entrance patio adjacent to the lane forms a vibrant student gathering place; a quiet herb garden extends the private dining room. Simply and elegantly detailed, the lightweight structure provides balanced light and natural ventilation, while moderating the volume of lively student conversation. The quality and variety of spaces created by the project have made it the social center of this small but growing campus.
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