Student Commons and Brooklyn Brewery Addition, Culinary Institute of America

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Student Commons and Brooklyn Brewery Addition, Culinary Institute of America

This significant project included renovations to the CIA’s existing 55,000-square-foot recreation building as well as a 45,500-square-foot addition for dining and a new Dean’s wing. Phase One of the project provided a newly renovated Recreation Center that students were able to enjoy throughout the remainder of the project. The Phase Two addition included a new 500-seat dining hall as well as an educational outpost of the Brooklyn Brewery—one of America’s top craft beer makers.

This fully operational micro-brewery is built to host brewing and fermentation classes to add to the CIA’s Advanced Wine, Beverage and Hospitality curriculum. The brewery produces four signature beers for the CIA, in addition to its classroom role. The brewery also sponsors continuing education programs and is a refreshing stop on campus tours.