The Kitchen Café

Architecture Studio II

Under Senior Instructor Bill Holicky


Man’s primal instinct is to eat.  Eating has evolved from a means of maintaining life to a form of artistic expression and creativity.  It is this ingenuity which defines our species as human.


 Creating an architecture to encompass this programme was NOT inspired by the act of eating itself, but rather by its process; cooking.  The design was approached as a chef would prepare a feast.  Initially, factions of information in the form of site analysis, community survey, and historical precedent were organized as the primary ingredients.  Then this information was slowly ‘cooked’ to produce an appropriate architectonic product; resulting in a successful programmatic juncture and an aesthetic blended impeccably on the 100+ year old site.