Bergen County Academies, Cafeteria

DMR designed a complete renovation and expansion of the existing school cafeteria in order to serve more than 1,000 students at Bergen County Academies, part of the Bergen County Technical Schools system. The design included an expansion of the existing dining area by an additional 3,000 square feet, with the addition of a mezzanine floor, two-story atrium space and complete upgrade of the food preparation and serving area to accommodate the high volume of students and staff served each day.

The design goal of blending the addition with the existing building was achieved by careful articulation of building components and a window-wall that maximizes day lighting and visual comfort.