Food-service pavilion

June 1, 2008
The Arbor Grill & Court pavilion at California State University Northridge (CSUN)

The Arbor Grill & Court pavilion at California State University Northridge (CSUN) is situated at the intersection of important student paths and houses a mercantile, the Arbor Grill, and the Freudian Sip coffeehouse. The Arbor Court is a courtyard that provides students a peaceful environment for eating, studying and socializing. The design encourages the use of its natural setting; almost all seating is in the outdoor courtyard. The landscape was designed to break down the massing of seating for variety and privacy.

The structure is a tall glass pavilion constructed within a metaphoric grove of steel trees, which support both the exterior canopy of trellising and the roof. Tall walls of shaded glass allow the exterior landscape to extend through the pavilion.

The architect is Harley Ellis Devereaux (Los Angeles).

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