Ruth S. Harley University Center at Adelphi University

Best College Dining Halls

Of the many joys of independence that come with college, you're probably looking forward to, or at least aware of, the fact that you're going to be in charge of all your meals. And if you've seen quite literally any movie or tv show that takes place on a college campus, you know that the dining hall is place to be.

Ruth S. Harley University Center at Adelphi University
Garden City, New York

92,000 SF, (Renovation of 74, 000 SF and additions of 18,000 SF)

A comprehensive interior renovation and additions to the Adelphi University Student Center at Garden City campus. The project substantially rebranded the massive brick building with additions at the West and East sides of the building that created light-filled spaces and exceptional interiors while adding to the campus a new expanded Dining Hall, new Student Lounges, Meeting Rooms, a new Conference Center, Art Gallery, Interfaith Chapel, Campus Store, a modernized Ballroom and a new Amphitheater to engage the building with the campus landscape.

Services included programming, conceptual architectural planning and design, interior architectural design, and selection of all finishes and lighting.

Project challenges included providing a design to infuse natural light into uninviting dark interiors, engaging the larger campus, updating all of the mechanical systems to meet current building and energy codes.