iNTERNATIONAL cULINARY cENTER
LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
AREA: 10,000 SF
STATUS: COMPLETED 2011
We designed the new fifth floor for the International Culinary Center (formerly the French Culinary Institute), a venerable Soho-based cooking school. We created 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.
CLIENT: International Culinary Center
ARCHITECT: Jennifer CarpenteR (PRINCIPAL), Joseph Seaman, Inga Nielsen (TEAM)
OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE: DBI
LIGHTING DESIGN: Jim Conti
MEP ENGINEER: Tom Polise CE
CONTRACTOR: Fazio Construction
PHOTOS: Amy Barkow, Barkow Photo