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

Stanford, California

The antiquated, 50-year-old, 15,000-square-foot Stern Hall was transformed with an efficient modern kitchen to support a new common serving and exhibition cooking area that connects two formerly separate dining halls. A long, permanent counter was installed to accommodate an all-you-can-eat option serving diverse fare, including ethnic, vegetarian and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$333.00FEATURED IN2002 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas foods.

Serpentine soffits, high ceilings, custom lighting, Australian tile flooring and vibrant color tiles on the hoods in the exhibition cooking area add visual appeal to the student’s dining experience.

In the Cyber Cafe, an intimate environment is created with lower ceilings and softer lighting to differentiate it from the dining halls. The cafe is open for after-hours dining and socializing or relaxing in the lounge that has television, video and Internet access.

The kitchen layout emphasizes production and space efficiency.