The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) oversees the Federal Building at 300 North Los Angles Street in Los Angeles, California. Building tenants include U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Los Angeles Immigration Court, the U.S. Attorney, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), as well as several credit unions and other public services. GSA envisioned the build out of the cafeteria, which is located on the second floor of the 8-story building and serves all tenants, as a showcase of sustainable principles in design, construction and healthy meal choices. GSA selected our firm to bring its vision to fruition. Our design for the cafeteria involved remodeling a portion of the second floor surrounding and overlooking the two-story atrium lobby, and included a full commercial kitchen, exhibition cooking line, servery with coffee/smoothie bar, soup and salad bars, and dining area.
This sustainably designed state-of-the-art facility features many green building attributes, including: the latest advances in energy-efficient lighting and energy conserving controls; 75 pieces of Energy Star commercial food service equipment; energy-efficient dishwashing system; composting system; recycled countertops, rapidly renewable casework and linoleum flooring, and low-VOC paints and adhesives. This project was awarded LEED Gold certification.