The design for the new Marin Catholic High School Student Center is both welcoming and all-encompassing--in its architecture and its spirit. As a multiuse building for gathering, celebrating, educating and performing, it provides efficient food services, general-purpose classrooms, enhanced musical performances and orderly assembly functions. This new student center COST PER SQ FT$417.00FEATURED IN2013 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYCafeterias/Food-Service Areas and intensifies the coming together of students, faculty, staff and community, achieving a sense of connectedness for the user--a goal so fundamental in its program and design.
The new student center is shaped to resolve two different campus grids. This asymmetrical Modernist building incorporates a scattered-style cafeteria concept where four hot food stations, a cold drink and dessert station and six card-scanner cashier stations handle crowd surges via a servery area serving 35 people at a time. The commercial kitchen and snack bar can handle normal cafeteria, elegant dining and various multipurpose functions.
Durable recycled content materials, stainless-steel finishes throughout, vermin-proof fiberglass wall panels and cement board ceilings and hygienic monolithic trowelled-on epoxy resin flooring were used to achieve sustainable goals.