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Added and remodeled: Dining Hall, Kitchen, Frozen Food Lockers, and Perimeter Covered Patio

This addition presented a challenge to design a well-lighted dining hall to accommodate 20 tables seating 8 to a table. The space had to be inviting and acoustically quiet, as the elderly occupants have hearing and speaking problems.

The higher ceiling accommodates north facing clerestory windows, and large, arched, perimeter windows provide the quality of light that is very pleasant to the occupants. The perimeter-covered patio provides the shade necessary to reduce any glare from the large perimeter windows and sliding doors.

Colorful acoustic wall panels and occupant-designed tapestries add to the warmth and acoustic quality of the dining space.

Service from the kitchen and service stations provide efficient circulation for the staff and diners.

Location Atascadero, CA
Site Existing 16 acres
Materials Concrete slab

2 x 6 framing

5/8" gypsum walls

Exterior cement plaster with stucco finish

Mission concrete tile roof

R-19 and R-30 insulation

Carpeted flooring

HVAC conditioned

Fire sprinklered

Habitable sq.ft. 4,700 sq. ft.
Features Added A.D.A. rest rooms

Updated kitchen appliances

Redesigned existing, adjacent lounge with fireplace

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