BUTLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE REDLER INSTITUTE OF CULINARY ARTS
This project’s story is one of remarkable speed of construction, yet the finished building looks anything but rushed. The designers spared no detail to make this educational facility as beautiful as it is functional.
COMMUNICATION IS KEY
To stay ahead of schedule, Hutton’s builders began construction before Hutton architects completed the designs. This unorthodox method allowed construction to begin as soon as possible. To manage this, the architects created the construction drawings for the building in phases, which allowed the project manager to use the drawings to build each segment while the architect continued designing the next phase. This allowed the project to avoid gaps in productivity, and it was only possible because the designers and builders work under the same roof, streamlining their collaboration.
“If we would have done this the traditional way, having a separate architect and a separate general contractor, I think it would have added at least six months to this project.”
Redler Institute of Culinary Arts and Co-Founder of Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
The finished institute includes two teaching kitchens, one for full culinary use and one for dedicated baking. Each kitchen was designed with sixteen student stations and one instructor station. The space also includes a student commons area and two classrooms, which can be converted into one large event space to host functions .
SUPPLY CHAIN REACTION
Hutton’s extraordinary communication style proved especially crucial in the face of global supply chain issues post-pandemic. When certain materials became hard to find, the architects could collaborate with the construction project manager and superintendent quickly to adapt the designs to create plans with the materials that were more readily available. Together they verified the accessibility of each material before the design was finalized .