Buffalo General Hospital Dietary Kitchen
C&S was the architect and MEP and fire protection engineer for the renovation of 2,700 square feet of Buffalo General Medical Center’s dietary kitchen. Coordinating with the owner-selected food service consultant, we created a new production area for the “At Your Request” room-service-style service that lets staff produce meals on-demand all day. Cooking operations were expanded, including hot and cold prep areas and two tray lines for meal assembly. An MRI suite is beneath part of the space, so new plumbing minimizes disruption of the imaging area and its powerful magnet. The new kitchen hood requires a make-up air unit and exhaust fans on a roof two levels up. This required duct shafts through the cafeteria space. Renovations were coordinated with kitchen and cafeteria operations so that meal service continued uninterrupted during construction. The design team collaborated with the contractors and provided quick responses to facilitate meeting the owner’s aggressive seven-week schedule.