The design for the renovation and addition of Stetson East at Northeastern University transformed an aging, institutional residence-hall cafeteria into a vital dining and gathering place where students can gather informally or dine at cutting-edge concept restaurants on campus.
The creation of a new glass atrium addition provides a welcoming, transparent link COST PER SQ FT$213.00CITATIONSilver CitationFEATURED IN2000 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas two existing residence halls, and features a highly visible indoor/outdoor public space for dining and performances.
Inside, sculptural volumes, rich colors and contemporary furnishings create a hip place to meet and eat—with a patio space that is filled with natural light. The restaurant-style setting and after-hours cafe center on a new marketplace serving concept, with dining areas to seat 410.
Photographer: ©Steve Rosenthal
"The atrium is effective in showing people the activity on the inside… well-designed, inviting space."—2000 jury