A corporate cafeteria was developed and designed for Schottenstein Stores Corporation within a 10,000 square foot existing basement space in their headquarters building. This full service cafeteria was designed to meet Kosher religious/dietary standards at the client’s request.
The employees of Schottenstein Stores, tenants from adjacent lease spaces, as well as corporate entertaining functions, use the cafeteria on a daily basis for breakfast, lunch and break times.
ms consultants provided architectural and engineering services for design development, construction documents and construction support services. Utilizing the existing basement space required specialized design elements for the cafeteria as well as unique engineering solutions within the confines of the space.
The architectural design reached to each stage of construction and included a space layout, kitchen layout, material selections and furniture selections.
The goal of the client was to make a bright and aesthetic cafeteria space to be enjoyed by employees and clients alike. Interior lighting photometrics were studied to use both the natural daylight into the space as well as accent lighting around the cafeteria. Photometric studies and plans allow designers and end users to understand the use and impact of lighting and effects for an existing or proposed design, as perceived by the human eye.
The engineering design provided for the dual kitchen (Kosher and traditional) functions. Careful considerations to utility needs were made a priority by balancing the needs of a dual kitchen layout and the available services.
Coordination between all engineering and architecture disciplines and vendors was integral to a successful design.