San Diego, California
UC San Diego Dining Hall
RSM Design was brought onto the development team for the creation of a new dining hall at UC San Diego’s Sixth College. The design team was tasked to create five new brands– including logo designs, branded collateral, and signage– for various restaurants at the project.
UC San Diego
THE BRANDED ENVIRONMENT
The goal of the project was for each venue to feel like its own uniquely branded restaurant. Each brand aesthetic has an immediately recognizable sensibility that ties back to its menu, while also complimenting the modern beach house architecture of the entire space.
“Makai” is traditionally known as the Hawaiian word for “the water side of things”. With plenty of offerings of fresh fish and seafood, the logo and brand vision embraces an island-style approach. With soft textures made of wood block prints and bright colors inspired by island tones in the signage design, Makai makes a welcoming appearance for guests as they first enter the dining hall.
Crave offers farm-fresh ingredients and healthier options for the university students and guests. The branding and logo design models a clean and simple approach to typography and an illustrative mark. The sign application at the foodhall front integrates a living green wall to inspire the community to eat fresh.
“Noodles” is a playful name for this restaurant that expresses the menu with clarity. The shape of the typographic logo is intended to mimic the fluidity of noodles. The design team crafted a neon signage design of the logo that will be placed in the foodhall interior.
This dining destination is for fast and casual options that are often campus favorites. The RSM Design team worked to create a playful expression for the Wolftown brand aesthetic. The final storefront graphic will include a mural painted by San Diego based muralist, Max Moses.
The story behind Sixth Market reflects the name of the existing student store in the first generation Sixth College campus. Eventually, the college will be given a new name, but the logo lets the origins of the college live on. A large mural graphic in the market uses historic photos from the original campus.
The warm amber glow of the flames in a kitchen and traditional flavors of the grill inspiree the form making for this venue. Rooftop will become an outdoor dining venue for students and guests.