• Jungers Culinary Center in Bend, Oregon by Yost Grube Hall Architecture.

    Credit: Courtesy Yost Grube Hall Architecture

    Jungers Culinary Center in Bend, Oregon by Yost Grube Hall Architecture.

Located on the perimeter of the Central Oregon Community College (COCC) campus, the 15,000 sf Jungers Culinary Center is the anchor for a future mixed-use development. Inspired by a simple cottage in the woods, the Center emerges from its rocky site with an exposed concrete base in a design that uses simple forms, construction methods, and use of regionally sourced materials. The building massing is rectangular volumes captured below the plane of its low-sloped shed roof. The building materials retain a careful interplay of contrasts – the warmth and lightness of wood against the cool mass and strength of concrete; the transparency of glass adjacent the textural qualities of cedar shingles and horizontal cedar siding. The building’s transparent main lobby, dining room and magnificent indoor/outdoor fireplace combine to create an inviting grand front porch that strengthens the connection between interior learning spaces and outdoor community areas. The Jungers Culinary Center was a pilot project for Earth Advantage’s Commercial program for sustainability. The facility was certified EA Gold.

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