BOYS REPUBLIC MAX L. SCOTT CULINARY ARTS CENTER | Chino Hills, CA
Originally designed by Myron Hunt in the 1920s, the Dining Hall will receive an exterior ‘facelift’ and interior renovation that incorporates the school’s vision for a cohesive campus style by returning the building to its original aesthetic. The Arts and Crafts and Modernist design movements share a heritage of simplicity and function. Myron Hunt believed in a lack of ornamentation and considered “the machine” quite capable and acceptable for producing objects of both beauty and utility. The new Culinary Arts Center’s design incorporates the modern sensibilities of a state-of-the-art professional kitchen with the traditional style of Myron Hunt. The project’s twin concepts emerge from this philosophy – the history and traditions of Boys Republic, and contemporary renewal with the innovations of the Culinary Program and Bistro. The glassy Academic Kitchen and Bistro Addition showcase activities taking place during the day, and project a welcome glow at night. The Center exhibits the Boys Republic tradition and the site’s natural beauty, while featuring a high-energy teaching program that assumes ‘beacon placement’ at the campus’ center.
Program Type: Bistro, Culinary Classroom, and new production kitchen Addition, and Renovation of Dining Facilities with new façade treatment
Building Area: 11,800 sf
Completed: January 2019