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Food Science Lab

Roger Williams University | Bristol, RI
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Roger Williams University serves over 5,400 students on campuses in Bristol and Providence, Rhode Island. The university hired BKP to renovate an existing lecture-style classroom on the Bristol campus into a physics laboratory for the teaching of food science coursework. The Food Science Lab will engage students through the science of cooking and will teach the interrelationships between physics, chemistry, food safety, and cooking for a healthy lifestyle.

BKP designed the lab with layers of flexibility. A main teaching wall features two convection ovens, a dedicated bread oven, refrigeration, freezers, and 80-inch monitors. The teaching area incorporates a DIRTT® modular wall system with an integrated projector and white board. Student cooking will take place on customized, movable stainless-steel workstations with mobile induction cooktop burners. Power and utilities drop down from the ceiling. The back of the room contains student cleanup space with sinks and drying racks. The flexibility inherent in the design facilitates lectures or lab-style classes and can be used for any department coursework throughout the day.

  • Client

    Roger Williams University

  • Cost

    $750,000

  • Size

    1,000 square feet

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