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UCSD 64° Cafe
The University of California San Diego re-imagined Revelle Plaza to become the 64° Café. The University had a vision to renovate the out of date facility for one that is a vibrant hub of dining and socializing. The kitchen supports residential dining, two food trucks, Incredi-Bowls and the newly added Flavors of the World. Also included is Roger’s Market, which provides coffee and desserts in addition to the commissary-produced sandwiches, sushi and salads.
“UC San Diego’s department of HDH set goals to provide a dining experience that was interactive and put the act of cooking and the natural beauty of food on display.”
Maxine Ward – in Foodservice Equipment and Supplies Magazine, Project Architect at Studio E

The project renovated approximately 27,000 sf of food service space which included the kitchen, food storage, refrigeration and dining areas. The updated facility seats 288 in the main dining area and 35 in the café/ market. The exterior spaces were designed to accommodate seating of 190 and used innovative seating elements and furniture to create intimate neighborhoods within the larger space; where students would feel comfortable eating, socializing and studying.
  • Design Phase
  • Program Verification
  • Schematic Design
  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Plan Check
  • Construction Phase
  • Bid Review
  • Construction Administration
Project Data
San Diego, CA
Year Completed
Project Cost
$12.6 M
Foodservice Cost
$2.2 M
Total Seats
Studio E
Construction Type
Design Process
LEED Certification