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

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

Lindsey Ramsey, Contributing Editor

Klinger says the most challenging aspect of the design was opening up the ceilings and connecting the two serving areas.

"We knew what we wanted to do, but it took some time and effort getting there," Klinger says. "The building is actually two buildings combined, so there were walls and structural features that limited us. Plus, it was an old facility and we had to take everything up to code."