Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts School

Providence, RI Completed 2010

Tsoi Kobus & Associates

Johnson & Wales University, the nation’s leading hospitality education school, sought to build a world class culinary education building that would also serve as the architectural cornerstone of its Harborside Campus in Providence.

The design team, which featured Odeh Engineers and Tsoi/Kobus Architects, created this visually striking modern structure, featuring four floors of teaching kitchens, faculty office space, and classrooms, all totaling 82,000 sf. The building includes a dramatic cantilevered section that elevates the occupied floors above a velocity flood hazard zone along the adjacent waterfront.