Stewart Dining Commons, University Of California, San Diego

San Diego, California


20,000 SF

Stewart Dining Commons is located in the core of the historic Muir College at UCSD. The commons was designed in the Mid-century Modernist style in 1968. The challenge was the complete renovation of this two story project into a contemporary dining facility while respecting the architecture and heritage of Muir College. The design draws on many elements of the 1960’s while creating a visually vibrant experience including bringing more natural daylight into the space. Graphics oriented to nature and John Muir was employed to enhance the experience.