Russell House Dining Services Renovation

Higher Ed

Project Summary

This comprehensive fast-track renovation of the dining services in USC’s Russell House for Aramark includes the full demolition and up-fit of all retail dining establishments in this facility. The upgraded space includes two levels of dining options, each with its own vignette, brand-specific details, and commercial kitchen areas. Restaurants include Chick-Fil-A, Pei Wei, Olilo, Congaree Smokehouse, Panera Bread, Carolina General, Horseshoe Deli, Traditions Southern Kitchen, The Creamery Ice Cream, and Oath Pizza.

This project had a highly-sensitive timetable and construction requirements, as the remainder of Russell House had to stay open during construction, and all work absolutely had to be completed by the beginning of the fall semester.

The Hood team was again selected by Aramark, the University’s dining services provider, to complete a substantial renovation of Russell House’s 2nd floor. Again with an aggressive summer schedule, this project began at the conclusion of the Spring 2022 semester and was completed by student move-in in August. The new Gamecock Park dining facility features seven new dining concepts, ranging from a grill, to a pizza kitchen, and even a gelato bar.

Higher Ed
Columbia, SC
Special Service
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