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PROJECT DETAILS

JACOBSON CULINARY ARTS ACADEMY

Location:

Tarpon Springs, FL

 

Size:

11,600 SF

 

Status:

Completed March 2009

The Jacobson Culinary Arts Academy is an 11,600 SF  freestanding, one-story addition to the Tarpon Springs High School campus-serving students from 9th through 12th grade.

 

The facility was designed with a separation of “front of the house” (public spaces) and “back of the house” (student classrooms) with central corridor acting as a simple organizing spine.  Transparency is a theme using glass walls throughout the facility allowing a visual flow of almost all spaces.  This also allows tours of the facility without disrupting classes, as well as providing a high level of passive security with the ability to easily monitor all spaces.  As this facility operates primarily during daylight hours, day lighting plays a strong part.  With clerestory light washing into the central corridor and kitchens, joyful spaces are created.  Exterior windows in all the kitchens and main dining room also give a balanced light to the corridor. All are well protected by external shading devices.

 

 All materials were carefully selected for efficient long-term maintenance of a high school culinary facility. With the possibility of future expansion, the design incorporated the capability of adding a new dining room, with the current dining room becoming a third kitchen classroom.

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