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University of Rhode Island
Hope Commons Dining Hall

Kingston, RI


At A Glance:

• New Construction
• 42,000 s.f.
• $18,000,000 (construction only)
• LEED Silver Certified
• Project Awards


Project Description:

Dining Services at the University of Rhode Island is committed to meeting and exceeding student expectations. After Vision 3 Architects conducted a study of current and future dining facility needs at the Kingston Campus, Dining Services concluded that a new facility to replace the current Hope and Roger Williams Dining Halls would be needed.

Vision 3 Architects was commissioned to design a facility that would operate more efficiently and incorporate sustainable design principles; provide students, faculty, staff and visitors convenience as-well as upscale dining options in a retail like setting; and, enhance a sense of community in the surrounding residential life district.


Sustainable Design:

LEED Silver Certified



American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, Outstanding Design Award

NACUFS, Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, Best in the Business Campus C-Store Winner

NACUFS Loyal E. Horton, Gold Award Winner multiple years


University of Rhode Island Projects:

Kingston Campus, Butterfield Dining Hall
Bay Campus, Aquaculture Research Lab