University of Utah Kahlert Village Dining

Salt Lake City, Utah


University of Utah


344,510 sq.ft.

Total Cost


Completion Date


Kahlert Village is the University of Utah’s newest on-campus residential community. It is designed to promote collaborative learning and sustainable living experiences for first-year students. Three five-story wings are made up of themed communities: First-Year Honors, STEM Initiatives, Health & Wellness, and Community Engagement.

The Village’s main floor is a highly transparent open hub with a variety of social, classroom, and study spaces; the bustling 700-seat Urban Bytes dining facility is a major highlight. Urban Bytes features unique offerings and individual styles with eight distinct and identifiable zones. This design creates a vibrant and dynamic dining environment with a multitude of food choices. The zones are designed with custom graphics, branded architectural elements, and special details throughout.

A variety of seating and tables enables students to choose the space that works best for their needs. The spaces engage the student communities, particularly around nutrition and demonstration cooking, and are available to all on campus. The dining area connects to an active courtyard environment through its inviting and transparent design.

Additional Information

Associated Firm

TreanorHL; Ricca Design Studios

Featured in

2022 Educational Interiors Showcase

Interior category

Cafeterias/Food-Service Areas

Product suppliers specified

Carpet by Interface
Flooring by Shaw
Brick/Masonry by Interstate Brick
Cabinets by Wilsonart
Cabinets by Formica
Ceramic Tile by Emser Tile
Ceramic Tile by Interceramic
Ceramic Tile by Roca Tile
Ceramic Tile by Dal-Tile
Ceramic Tile by Pantheon
Doors by Eliason
Doors by VT Industries
Elevators by ThyssenKrupp Access
Movable Partitions/Walls by Kwik-Wall
Paint/Wallcoverings by Sherwin-Williams
Plumbing by Kohler
Windows by Pella
Roofing by Firestone Building Products
Lighting & Accessories by Lithonia Lighting
Lighting & Accessories by Tech Lighting
Cafeteria Furniture by Grand Rapids Chair
Classroom Furniture by KI
Lounge Furniture by Stylex
Lounge Furniture by Leland
Lounge Furniture by OFS
Lounge Furniture by Aceray
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Egan Visual
Lounge Furniture by Enwork
Lounge Furniture by Keilhauer
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Falcon
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Arcadia
Multipurpose Areas Furniture by Hightower
Office Furniture by Steelcase
Residence Hall Furniture by Southwest Contract
Drinking Fountains by Murdock
Whiteboards / Markerboards / Chalkboards by Egan Visual
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