From back-alley Izakaya to modern American deli fare, Seattle University’s renovated food service area is a vibrant and activated marketplace with an array of enticing options. Located on the second floor of the University Student Center, the prior Servery was outdated and relied on cafeteria-style trays and centralized pay stations. Our team revitalized the nearly 20-year-old space both conceptually and aesthetically, integrating eight walk-up style restaurant “kiosks,” and differentiating each of their distinct cuisines and design identities within the space.
As a central hub for students and faculty, the food service area is an essential resource which had to remain functional through construction. With this in mind, the team decided to build the project in phases, first completing the three kiosks located outside of the central Servery: Puget Pour, stationed at the top of the main stairs; and Tu Taco and Emerald Bowl, both located in the East dining area. The later phase included the five kiosks within the Servery: Capitol Hill Deli, Revolution, Red Hot Rudy’s, Thrive, and C-Street To Go.