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Culinary Institute of America Student Housing



Create a site plan that reflects the brand of the Culinary Institute of America and builds on the lush agricultural history of the region, and treats stormwater runoff.



For managing water resources

  • Organize site plan around a waterway system that directs drainage to bioswales
  • Use native plantings in these bioswales to provide filtration for rainwater run-off
  • Collect additional rainwater in a rain garden planted with native riparian species
  • Utilize the storm water management device as an aesthetic part of the landscape

For meeting other needs

  • Include large orchards of fruit and nut trees to reflect the heritage of the region
  • Use espaliered grapes and fruit trees to outline the vegetable and herb gardens
  • Plan for educational experiences in the gardens and for edible resources for the cooking school


Special Features

  • Rain garden will provide privacy screening for residence and habitat for birds and butterflies
  • Edible landscape will provide students with easy access to organic gardening and direct experience with growing foods

(707) 696 - 2967

1574 Skillman Lane
Petaluma, CA 94952