Atkins provided complete architectural and engineering design services, as well as cost estimating, civil engineering, and surveying, from programming through construction support, for the Miami Culinary Institute. A model of sustainability and urban stewardship, the eight-story building is designed to achieve LEED certification and incorporates six cooking/teaching labs, a television studio/demonstration lab, and a full-service restaurant on the top floor.
Other spaces include a café, classrooms, and administrative offices. As a modestly scaled yet iconic infill building, this project embodies a new paradigm of urban development and architecture.
At its completion, the MDC was certified as a LEED silver facility by the U.S. Green Building Council.