Great Spaces: EVK Residential Dining, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

A bright open space and stations in separate areas make the EVK work.

By Lindsey Ramsey, Contributing Editor

At EVK (nicknamed Everybody’s Kitchen) Residential Dining at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, bold color choices and natural light have brought a modern sensibility to what was a very dated space. New to EVK are a Mongolian grill, a hearth pizza oven and a 20-foot salad bar and deli station. The ceiling was raised and the high, low and soft seating options provide “micro-environments” for students to eat and gather. EVK serves approximately 4,000 guests daily, 98% of whom are on a student meal plan.

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