Plan the expansion of a culinary school program beyond its current historic facility

Claude Moore Educational Complex

As a specialized program established between the Roanoke Higher Education Authority and Virginia Western Community College, this expanded complex features new flexible state-of –the-art culinary teaching environments. At the heart of the addition are three multi-student kitchens for teaching and demonstrations. Located in the business district of a historically African-American neighborhood, the building responds to its neighborhood context by translating elements from adjacent structures into a new composition that is both modern and yet familiar.