Facility Design Project of the Year

Recognizes the best of the Facility Design Projects of the Month; selected based the quality of the design and execution and its ability to meet the operator’s goals.


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Menu authenticity and unconventional brand identity support Microsoft’s core goal of enhancing the employee experience.

Successfully replacing an inefficient operation, the new kitchen, catering support kitchen, residence hall serveries and retail operations transform the student experience.

With an emphasis on healthful menu items, this all-you-care-to-eat, renovated dining hall features micro-restaurants offering display cooking and self-service.

Entertainment, restaurants and bars come together under one enormous roof.

This 50,000-square-foot destination brewery includes a beer hall, beer deck, beer garden, Brewer's Table restaurant, Scheid Hall, a central kitchen supporting fine dining, and an event center.

Kitchen and café renovations and a room service–style program take this stellar foodservice program to new heights to the delight of patients, visitors, staff and students. A dedicated and committed staff completed a 22-phase project over 28 months in a fully functional kitchen producing 2.5 million meals per year.

This renovated eatery offers a focus on sustainability and fresh, healthful food through 10 self-contained, European-inspired, bistro-style concepts, as well as the gourmet Harvest Market. The operation also provides room service for the adjacent hotel.

Connected to the Aloft Hotel in Chicago's River North Neighborhood, the bustling Beatrix is one of many concepts owned and operated by Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises (LEYE). The restaurant includes a wine bar, coffee bar and small yet highly efficient partially open display kitchen. The kitchen also provides Zoom Service for Aloft's 272 rooms, as well as 400-plus rooms in the adjacent Hyatt Place and Fairfield Suites.

Original article: Facilty Design Project of the Month for February 2014: Restaurant Beatrix in Chicago

This 4-story, 50-bed hospital features hybrid systems for patient room service, a full-service restaurant and gourmet-style market with a coffee shop that utilizes freshly made, locally sourced ingredients. A community garden exists for neighbors. Organic herbs and vegetables grow in the rooftop garden.

Original article: Facility Design Project of the Month, January 2014: Manna, Manna Market and Bedside Manna Room Service at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital in Castle Rock, Colo.