The Hampton University Student Dining Facility serves as an institutional focal point situated on the shoreline of the Hampton River overlooking downtown Hampton.
The 80,000-square-foot facility is housed on two levels. The second floor is set back from the main facade to create a two-story atrium along the waterfront. The main floor houses a 700-seat CAPACITY1,000COST PER SQ FT$312.50FEATURED IN2013 Architectural Portfolio dining area with a centrally situated traditional servery with kiosk food service at both ends of the dining area. The second floor houses a 300-seat dining area with a full-service market-style food court and administration areas. The design also includes exterior eating areas.
To maximize the benefit of its prime waterfront location, the composition of the building was designed to accommodate views to downtown Hampton through a three-story convex glass curtainwall that runs the length of the building.
Student access to the facility is on the street side of the building, which has its own entry plaza and colonnade. The major building materials are brick, precast concrete and glass.