Coinciding with the NYU-Poly Winter Break, Lackmann Culinary Services began renovating the café servery in Rogers Hall on Dec. 27, 2010.
The extensive refurbishment, the cost of which Lackmann absorbed, included enhanced food counters, upgraded refrigeration units, new flooring and contemporary design and materials consistent with the previously remodeled café dining area. The contemporary design scheme incorporates cool gray floor tiles, new counter surfaces and accents in sunny, yellow paint. Newly installed refrigeration units make the food offerings more visible and accessible and a streamlined breakfast bar/salad bar conserves floor space, helping to minimize congestion during peak times.
Completed in just over a month, the renovation resulted in a more efficient, attractive servery with improved food service and new offerings that better meet the dining needs of the NYU-Poly community.
The goals of the renovation were to update the look and feel of the servery while enhancing its operation. Grimshaw Architects, designers of Project 2010, worked with Lackmann on a design that mirrored the aesthetic tone of the café dining area, which had been renovated months earlier. The renovation included new fixtures, counters, floors, tiles, lighting and decor.