PHOTOS: UH Hilo students enjoying Dining Room transformation

The new rustic counters installed over winter break are a big hit with room for laptops, books, and a little something to eat while studying and recharging electronics.

Photos by Zoe Coffman.

Student sits at counter overlooking gardens. She has a laptop open.
Students sit at the new rustic counter in the UH Hilo Campus Center Dining Room overlooking the gardens. Click photos to enlarge.

Students at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo are enjoying the new layout at the Campus Center Dining Room. Over winter break, the space underwent the second phase of a three-phase Refresh Project—the new rustic counters installed over break are a big hit with room for laptops, books, and a little something to eat while studying and recharging electronics.

The project aims to create a comfy-cozy space for students to do more than just scarf down a meal—with decor that blends rustic with modern, three main sections of the large dining room are being transformed into a bright and cheerful café, an area to lounge and study or gather with friends, and sit-down counters that run the length of the wall of windows overlooking the gardens.

Students sit at new counter overlooking gardens.
Students are finding the new rustic counters in the UH Hilo Campus Center Dining Room comfortable and practical.

The third and final phase of the project will take place in March over spring break with the addition of new modern furniture, Hawaiian art and signage on the accent wall, and finishing touches such as wheat grass and lavender plants for the refurbished planter boxes.

 

About the photographer: Zoe Coffman (senior, art) is a photography intern in the Office of the Chancellor.

-UH Hilo Stories.