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Standford University Dining Hall

Best of Show: Stanford University

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The dining environment at Stanford University traditionally consisted of dining halls in each residential facility. That certainly made them great community builders for the individual building populations. Unfortunately, it also worked as a significant force that tended to limit university-wide cohesion.

Enter Arrillaga Family Dining Commons, the first dining facility to be built on the Palo Alto campus in almost 20 years. It opened last September after seven years of develo

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