The Culinary Institute offers an ideal environment for culinary learning from the passionate exchange of ideas to unparalleled educational facilities. Pavarini McGovern managed the construction of multiple projects at the Institute.
Student Residences: With its goal of better reflecting the institute’s history and quality throughout campus, a focus of the master plan was developing a phased housing development organized into villages of housing inspired by an Adirondack Mountain lodge. We provided construction management services for four new lodges totaling 98,000sf. Each 24,500sf lodge has 17 four-student suites, two-story kitchens and a dining area. The lodges are heated and air-conditioned by a geothermal heating system, which earned the school a substantial cost rebate through the New York Energy Smart Loan Fund administered by the New York State Energy and Development Authority.
Anton Plaza: Another focus of the master plan was the development of Anton Plaza, an attractive terrace plaza with expansive green spaces and manicured gardens. The plaza overlooks the Hudson River and sits atop a new parking garage structure. The plaza features 32,500sf of landscaped terrace for banquets and other special outdoor events. The 60,000sf underground parking structure consists of two decks and provides an additional 146 parking spaces for visitors. When not used for special events, the plaza and its centerpiece fountain serves as a gathering area for students, faculty, staff and visitors.
Bake Shop #7: This 3,000sf project consisted of removing and replacing all ceilings, lighting, HVAC systems and baking ovens in this bake shop. The project team relocated a three-bay sink and Corian capped interior knee wall alterations. The scope also included the installation of two new three-door freezers.
Skills Kitchens: Directly across the hall from bakeshop 7 is the skills kitchen. A new 3-foot-wide, 700sf tile border travels around the perimeter of the kitchen representing the school’s new colors. The team removed and relocated six sinks and installed new Corian capped the interior knee walls and two new granite workstations. We also installed four eight-burner oven units and six new roll-in freezers.
Angell Hall: For this project, we renovated 60 residential rooms during the school’s “down time.” The bathrooms received all new fiberglass shower stalls, shower valves, shower doors, vanities, sinks, toilets, vinyl flooring, toilet accessories and painting. The bedroom work included new paint, lighting and window blinds.
Roth Hall: This project encompassed five hallways in the second and third floor of the Roth Hall administration offices, totaling 2,700sf. The work included new carpet runners, wood borders and a new carpet in the student dining area. Additionally, new floor cabinetry and Corian tops were installed to be used as a serving area for drink dispensing machines. We also renovated 2,500sf of two main floor corridors, including the demolition of drop ceilings and ceramic wall tile. The renovation in this corridor exposed brick walls and the limestone around windows, which is consistent with the rest of Roth Hall.
Culinary Institute of America
Hyde Park, NY