Florida Atlantic University, Business Services Banquet Hall and Food-Service Venue

Boca Raton, Florida

  • FIRM

    Gallo Herbert Lebolo

  • CLIENT

    Florida Atlantic University

  • AREA

    8,809 sq.ft.

  • TOTAL COST

    $1,800,000.00

  • COMPLETION DATE

    3/2010

Florida Atlantic University (FAU) required a food-service venue and banquet hall to accommodate the needs of alumni, students and the community. To meet the program requirements, the architect designed a two-story, 8,809-square-foot interior build-out inside the four-story College of Engineering building.

Situated on the first ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY260COST PER SQ FT$204.00FEATURED IN2009 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation are Outtakes, a high-end food retailer; Chick-N-Grill, a restaurant; and a dining area. On the second floor, the architect designed a banquet hall with a multipurpose kitchen to accommodate different events such as faculty dinners, on-campus catering, weddings or seminars. Because of the unique character and design elements used, the space can be used separately or together depending on an event’s requirements.

To tie into FAU’s goal of certifying the College of Engineering as a LEED platinum building, the architect created an organic space with free-flowing forms, which enable the user to experience the space in a natural and timeless manner. The use of environmentally sensitive materials and striking daylight techniques create a strong connection with the exterior environment.