Members of our team will be heading to NACUFS 2023 at UMass Amherst this week. With the opportunity to revisit our Hampshire Dining Commons project at UMass, we checked in with our former clients to hear their feedback on how "Hamp" is performing ten years post-completion.
For a brief background on the project, in 2013, UMass Amherst set out to raise the bar for campus dining standards with the renovation of the Hampshire Dining Commons. Curious to know how the design of this nationally-recognized dining program is performing after ten years, we gathered current thoughts, feedback, and statistics from the UMass Amherst Dining Services team.
Below are some of our team's takeaways from our design review of the Hampshire Dining Commons after ten years of operation.
Ability to Adapt to the Unknown
Scroll to see photos from various events held at Hampshire Dining Commons over the past few years. (Photography courtesy of UMass Amherst.)
"While the high quality and abundant variety in food at Hamp was undeniable, the modern atmosphere, ease in layout, and emphasis on sustainability won me over as easily my favorite dining hall at UMass Amherst."
~Celine Vu, UMass Amherst class of 2020
Our team was pleased to learn that Hampshire Dining Commons continues to be a successful experience for its staff and students, providing an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate the university's multicultural community with healthy menu offerings that span the globe.