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Lobby & Common Area
Brightwater's lobby and common area offer space and seating for students and instructors to gather, grab a bite to eat, discuss their passions and share their culinary creations.
With the common area's glass walls, visitors are able to view and observe classes or demonstrations. A moving wall divider opens the common area, expanding the seating and entertainment area. This makes a perfect setting for medium sized gatherings. The common area also holds a stage, sound system and adjustable lighting.
As students walk through the common area, plates can be seen hanging from the ceiling.
The 750 plate-ceiling was created by Hufft Projects, the architect for the Brightwater
building, and generously donated by Lifetime Brands. Plates were selected as a medium
for the large-scale ceiling installation because they represent a blank canvas used
by a chef to display her technical skills and creative artistry. Plates are also a
functional object, an everyday way in which one connects with food.
Due to COVID-19, Brightwater has put a hold on renting its facility for special occasions, conferences, training and more.