Stanford University, Wilbur Hall Kitchen, Servery and Dining Hall Renovation

Stanford, California

Stanford’s vision to create a well-rounded socio-academic experience for student residents is achieved in the renovation of the 22,000-square-foot, 50-year-old Wilbur Dining Hall. The new design includes an efficient, functional kitchen with exhibition-style serving counters, and an open, modern dining facility.

A bistro atmosphere is created with rich materials ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$365.00FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas finishes, such as custom stainless-steel work surfaces, granite countertops, and contrasting light- and dark-wood counters that transform the university dining experience. Soffits designate the food preparation, serving and dining areas. Food stations have been designed for “exhibition cooking,” “just-in-time cooking,” “grab-and-go” pre-prepared franchise merchandise, and brand-name food and beverages such as Starbucks.

In order to accomplish this, the existing kitchen and dining areas were demolished. The new kitchen is space-efficient through streamlined food production and the use of new, more efficient equipment. The two existing serving counters on either side of the kitchen were replaced by a single larger servery that has multiple “points of service” for food pickup using mobile food-counter units.