Culinary Institute of America

Hyde Park, New York

The goal of the Culinary Institute of America was to improve its campus to reflect the richness, history and quality the college represents. The architecture is reminiscent of a grand European estate. The plan’s goal was to weave increased functionality into the space, while enhancing desired focal points.

To achieve this goal, the master plan emphasizes Roth Hall. ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONASSOCIATED FIRMNoelker and Hull Associates, Inc., ArchitectsFEATURED IN2003 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning developing new, expansive green space and manicured garden spaces, the foreground serves a functional and ceremonial sense of arrival that is key to the transformation of this campus. A new terrace will emphasize the architecture and serve as a functional dropoff area. Underground parking will provide easy access for visitors and preserve views toward the Hudson River.

At the south entrance, pushing existing parking away from the entrance will open up a large, green quad area. Effort also is being made to improve campus housing and provide sports fields that will preserve and increase campus green space and keep student activities, such as athletics, in the campus core.

Area: 40 acres

Total cost includes Phase 1 improvements: parking, four housing units, and athletic fields; and improvements to Roth Hall