Johnson & Wales University


The design concept for Johnson & Wales University was to reflect the primary function of the university as a culinary institute. Traditional forms of cultivation, i.e, the orchard, grove, and garden were designed to integrate with the buildings’ architectural elements to symbolize the grid-like use patterns of agriculture, providing a continuous supply of fresh produce for the school’s kitchen. The design also addressed streetscape improvements which integrated the campus into the urban fabric. Native wetland and coastal hammock plantings were used along the banks of Little Arch Creek, a state natural water and manatee zone. Other site design elements include lighting, seating, paving, and irrigation.

Location: North Miami, Florida
Client: Johnson & Wales University
Project Cost: $500,000
Service: Site Planning, Schematic through Construction Documents and Construction Phase Services
Architect: Spillis Candela & Partners (Currently Aecom)
Landscape Architect: Savino & Miller Design Studio
Date: 1995