University of California Riverside – Glasgow Dining Commons

  • area / size 52,000 sqft
  • Completed 2020
  • Solomon Cordwell Buenz designed the Glasgow Dining Commons for the University of California Riverside in Riverside, California.

    Glasgow Dining Commons is a new 800+ seat dining facility serving a large residential precinct at UC Riverside. Located adjacent to the campus’ oldest student community, Aberdeen-Inverness Residence Halls, and one of the newest, Dundee Residence Hall, the 52,000 square-foot all-you-care-to-eat facility offers six unique food venues, including a central demonstration kitchen and exhibition bakery, as well as a grab-and-go convenience store. Behind-the-scenes, Glasgow serves as the central production kitchen for all campus catering, as well as several food trucks.

    As the signature building of the residential precinct, Glasgow features sweeping walls of glazed curtain wall that are shrouded within a louvered shell, allowing for dramatic views of the surrounding Box Spring Mountains, while mitigating solar gain and glare. A large, double height seating area offers a variety of seating styles, while private dining rooms are available for faculty/student lunches and discrete gatherings. An elevated outdoor dining terrace provides additional seating, taking advantage of the campus’ hospitable climate, year-round. Glasgow Dining Commons is LEED Silver.

    Design: Solomon Cordwell Buenz
    Contractor: Benchmark Contractors
    Photography: Cesar Rubio, Pavel Bendov