The Culinary Institute of America, Phase 1 Student Housing

Hyde Park, New York

The Culinary Institute of America master plan incorporates a new admissions building that is connected to an existing continuing-education building and a phased housing development (Phase 1) based upon a clustered village concept. These new “lodge”-style structures fit comfortably in the rolling, wooded terrain at the north end of the campus.

Exterior materials ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$293.00CITATIONGold CitationFEATURED IN2005 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges fiber cement clapboard siding with stone accents, and standing-seam metal and asphalt shingle roofing. A closed-loop geothermal field heat-pump system provides an efficient means of renewable energy for the residence village.

The program required gathering spaces on the first floor for dining, gourmet cooking, studying and socializing. The residences provide a combination of single- and double-bedroom suites on three floors. The small footprint of the buildings was instrumental in creating this relaxed fit by minimizing site disruption, and allowing a quiet, compact residential cluster with ample adjacent areas for walking trails and recreational spaces.

"Hit the nail on the head! Contextually appropriate and great integration of academic connection into the residence halls."--2005 jury