Sixty Four Degrees, UCSD Revelle College, La Jolla, CA
MEP engineering and lighting design for the renovation of an existing “big box” 1966 student dining commons into a modern concept with several mini-restaurant platforms, interactive dining space, and socializing and/or study areas, separated and defined by the creative use of lighting, seating and design elements. The dining hall, 64 Degrees, derives its name from 1) the average temperature of La Jolla, 2) the year Revelle College was founded (1964), and 3) the height of the college’s namesake, Roger Revelle (6’4”). The renovation included two exterior plazas with seating for 125-150 persons, the dining room, market/café, back of house and servery, amounting to 25,000 sq ft of updated food service space. Randall Lamb provided full-service lighting design that completely enhances every “neighborhood” within the multiple action station concept, contributing to the “wow” factor the architect sought to create.