Local goes global.
Environmentally-conscious meets campus community.
California Lutheran University’s Ullman Commons embodies sustainable consumption in both craft and cuisine.
Positioned at the intersection of two main pedestrian access points, the Commons establishes a new, central gathering place for the CLU community. The open-plan interior offers a variety of dining options, featuring local seasonable selections that support both a healthy environment and a healthy lifestyle. Flexible seating, including booths and high-top tables, accommodates students’ preferred dining experience, while a market and Starbucks provide on-the-go options—and additional on-campus jobs for student workers.
Elegantly modeling sustainability in action, the two-story, LEED Silver dining facility leverages energy-efficient and water-saving features to conserve operational resources, while a transparent exterior skin maximizes daylighting and enhances interior/exterior connectivity.
A powerful example of community-based environmental awareness and green design, the new Ullmann Commons demonstrates that responsible choices can be beautiful—and delicious.