University of Rhode Island
Hope Commons Dining Hall

Kingston, RI


New Construction
42,000 s.f.
$18,000,000 (construction only)
LEED Silver Certified
Project Awards


Dining Services at the University of Rhode Island is committed to meeting and exceeding student expectations. After Vision 3 Architects conducted a study of current and future dining facility needs at the Kingston Campus, Dining Services concluded that a new facility to replace the current Hope and Roger Williams Dining Halls would be needed.

Vision 3 Architects was commissioned to design a facility that would operate more efficiently and incorporate sustainable design principles; provide students, faculty, staff and visitors convenience as-well as upscale dining options in a retail like setting; and, enhance a sense of community in the surrounding residential life district.


LEED Silver Certified


American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase, Outstanding Design Award

NACUFS, Loyal E. Horton Dining Awards, Best in the Business Campus C-Store Winner

NACUFS Loyal E. Horton, Gold Award Winner multiple years