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Pastry Lab

Doban Architecture, PC


434 Main Street

New Rochelle,




Monroe College


  • Clevenger Frable Lavallee

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This conversion of the school’s former cafeteria results in a kitchen for training future pastry and a la carte chefs and is a central gathering space for students and faculty. A hospitality station creates an entrance to the labs, and also doubles as a serving station for larger campus social functions, in keeping with the flexible use of the space. The project adjoins Doban Architecture’s recently completed Academic Center, and some of the geometry and detailing used in that project are further developed here. At the same time, through its programmatic use, it creates a linkage to the adjoining culinary arts center. The hospitality station, prefabricated by our affiliated multidisciplinary design studio, Think Fabricate, combines walnut and maple paneling to creates a warm atmosphere to encourage students and faculty to stop and enjoy the baked products and preserves of the culinary school. A combination of delicious colors such as plum, raspberry and chocolate browns frame the pass-through at the labs themselves, and colors of vanilla and cream are used in the larger gathering space.
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