A collaborative approach to foodservice design.
Long Beach City College
Culinary Arts
The newly constructed Mathematics and Technology Building houses the new Culinary Arts Department, which includes several instructional kitchens: Restaurant, Production, Skills, Baking, Pastry, Multi-Use, and Demonstration. The average kitchen size is 1,760 square feet, with the four main Kitchen Labs measuring more than 2,000 square feet each. All kitchens have TV monitors for students to get a close-up view of faculty members as they demonstrate culinary techniques. Fully operational glass walls allow for a visual connection to the exterior. The facility also includes a functional student-run restaurant, lecture hall/demonstration kitchen, and a bakery counter serving artisan breads and pastries that is open to the public. The MT building provides extensive daylighting and views into more than 90 percent of the spaces.
“Long Beach City College is now home to the premiere culinary arts facility in the Southern California region,”
Eloy Ortiz Oakley – LBCC President
Services
  • Pre-Design Phase
  • Feasibility Study
  • Concept Design
  • Detailed Project Programming
  • Design Phase
  • Peer Review
Project Data
Location
Long Beach, CA
Year Completed
2015
Building SF
76,800
Foodservice
16,300
Project Cost
$32.4M
Foodservice Cost
$3.8M
Architect
Sillman Wright
Construction Type
New
Design Process
Design-Build
LEED Certification
Platinum