Coltivare Culinary Center
Ithaca, New York
A project for Tompkins Cortland Community College, Coltivare is a farm-to-table culinary institute in Ithaca, NY. The interior spans 17,000 square feet and features culinary labs and kitchens, a public restaurant, a wine cellar, exterior seating that overhauls the existing sidewalk and two large assembly areas for events split by a vertically-collapsible folding wall. The interior finishes are varied: brick veneer, tile, composite/rubber, and painted walls; tile, wood and carpeted flooring; and interesting finishes, like the reclaimed wood-trimmed and tin-paneled ceiling clouds and filament bulbs. Exterior LED lighting highlights the building as a new destination in the city to support local education.