at the Greenhouse
While Frary Dining Halls kitchen and servery are
being renovated this year, Pomona students are enjoying a true college
in a garden experience at mealtime. Thanks to designer and architect
Iggy Sardinas, students who would normally eat at Frary will dine in a
4,000-square-foot greenhouse located adjacent to the Walker Student Lounge.
ability to use a garden as interior space is unique, says Sardinas.
To enliven the space and to make use of the greenhouses function,
the steel and polycarbonate building has been filled with hundreds of
Several other options were considered for a temporary facility, says Sardinas,
but the greenhouse offered benefits that a typical temporary structure
could not. Many of the materials have been recycled from other campus
projects, like the mobile kitchen that Sardinas designed for the Coop
Fountain during construction of the Smith Campus Center. And when the
greenhouse is removed from Walker Beach in summer 2003, it will be reassembled
in the Science Quad for use by the Biology Department.
Photo by Michael Larsen '89 and Tracy