The proposed Marriott Pavilion and Ecolab Auditorium for the Culinary Institute of America will create a much-needed campus center for musical performance, theater and lectures.
Constructed on a hillside between an existing continuing-education building and a teaching restaurant, the new structure is designed to enable floor- CAPACITY800COST PER SQ FT$366.34FEATURED IN2012 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized connections to the continuing-
education building and grade-level entries on two floors. These entries connect to a spacious multi-level lobby that leads to an auditorium, which provides seating for 800 on the main floor and in a second-floor balcony. The stage has been sized to accommodate graduation ceremonies for up to 120 students and is equipped with a full demonstration kitchen for master chef lectures.
On the lower level, a conference facility uses a series of operable partitions to provide flexible spaces that enable small- and large-group assembly. A raised demonstration kitchen and its support spaces create a central focus at the front of the space.