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Formed via the adaptive reuse of a vacant mall, the Niagara Falls Culinary Institute is an 85,000 sq. ft. hospitality, tourism, and culinary school in Niagara Falls, NY. Savor is an 85-seat fine dining and lounge experience that creates a vibrant and bustling restaurant, with all preparations and services lead by NFCI students.
Savor's interior design inspiration was established by upholstering material - material selected by the owner prior to the renovation. The upholstered chairs and furnishings would feature warm color tones and nature-based patterns. The selected carpet tile's patterns needed to complement and unify the client's original material preferences, while introducing and rounding out a subtle secondary color pallet to reflect the Niagara Falls region.
Tandus carpet tile was selected not only for its durability, but the way the sophisticated design balances the finishes throughout the entire contemporary learning environment. The ease of tile replacement in this highly trafficked environment was also welcome and necessary. These elements were key factors for the sustainable offerings of carpet tiles.
Construction started: January 2012
Project completion: September 2012
Architect: Cannon Design
Michael A. Mistriner, AIA: project principal
Peter C. McCarthy, LEED AP: project designer
Keith R. Alf, AIA: project manager
Lynn M. DiCarlo: project architect
Israel J. Lowry, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP: interior designer
Engineering: Cannon Design
Jason Babcock: electrical engineer
Lauren Blas, EIT, LEED AP: mechanical engineer
John Boekelman, PE, AIA, LEED AP: structural engineer
Eric J. Lindstrom, PE, LEED AP: mechanical engineer
Adam Lysiak, EIT, LC, LEED AP: electrical engineer
Photo credit: Tim Wilkes Photography