THE FRENCH CULINARY INSTITUTE

THE FRENCH CULINARY INSTITUTE

(NOW THE INTERNATIONAL CULINARY CENTER)
New York City

Jennifer Carpenter Architect designed the new fifth floor for the French Culinary Institute’s venerable Soho based cooking school. The 10,000 square foot space includes a new event space with a wine room and bar looking onto Broadway, a new storeroom serving the school’s five floors, and two new teaching kitchens. Glazed internal openings allow through-floor views from Crosby to Broadway, giving all occupants access to daylight. Typical back-of-house spaces like the storeroom are open to view and celebrated as integral to the students’ education. A rail of stainless steel and mesquite butcher block runs throughout the floor, serving as a guard rail for the school’s ubiquitous steel moving carts and expanding to become a textured feature wall in the reception lobby.

The project opened on-time and on-budget in April 2011. 

 

 

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