Barrett Dining Hall Analysis

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Whenever a person thinks of a place or have been to a place, they never stop to realize the meaning that the place can hold. They try to define each of those places as a setting that randomly crossed their paths. Because of this, their brains do not take the time to expressively evaluate and appreciate the significance that the setting tries to deliver. Each of these distinctive places is composed of many small “details” that were positioned in such a way emphasizing a deeper understanding and not just portraying a display. Consider dining halls as an example; a lot of students have the tendency to take dining halls for granted and treat it more as a “room” to eat. But what is the reaction of a student, when they realize that they sit in place…show more content…
For such a spacious dining hall, this place is able to offer interactions between students and students with kitchen staff. The so dining hall is composed of two “halls” each with its own style. One of the hall is positioned inside the bigger hall. We called this hall the Howard’s hall or Honors hall. It is very long in length falling short in width. Both halls illustrate illumination through the beautiful warm colors that cover the walls. The colors are more than set of pigments decorating a room to bring color. The pigments emphasize a talkative setting like if you were in the park experiencing the sunset of the day and you just had to tell someone how beautiful that sunset was. Tables are set in a conjunctive way, big long rectangular shapes that stay parallel and in sync. There are also a few big circular tables, but for the most part the Dining hall is composed squares. The best way to get people to come together and interact is by sitting them next to each other and getting them off their comfort zone. Interactions between student and student are not only seen, but many there is also many conversations made with the kitchen staff. The students are so friendly and kind that they see the kitchen staff as another student, making them feel welcoming in the dining hall. Honor’s hall or Howard’s hall display how something so childlike but yet so…show more content…
The dining displays a sense of hope, keeping a positive environment on among students. The room is illuminated by light that, if seen at first sight, it will appear like hope candles thrown out to the sky. If there is hope in an environment than that place has the power to motivate anyone that crosses its path because hopes maintains positive perspectives. What kind of motivation do students receive from the dining hall? Because of the friendly environment offered in that place, students motivate each other, saying phrases, “You can do it!” As cliché as it may sound, the simplest of phrases always have the most significance impact in someone’s day. It is not what, and how you say it what matters, but the why you say it. Even a simple “Hello,” “Hey,” and “What is up?” is enough to make a student’s day more motivated. Because students interact this way with each other, they know that they are not alone in the journey of college. Even the name of the dining hall has power on students, just imagine eating on a dining hall named after a successful CEO, Craig Barrett, who worked for Intel. It makes students want to continue with the hard work to strive their own success. The contribution of a friendly environment is able to bring the best of motivational
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