Columbus State Community College’s new hospitality management and culinary arts building breaks ground

DesignGroup is the architect for the project.

July 02, 2018 |
Mitchell Hall

Rendering courtesy DesignGroup.

Mitchell Hall, Columbus State Community College’s new 80,000-sf, $33 million hospitality management and culinary arts building, has broken ground at 250 Cleveland Avenue in the Discovery District in Columbus, Ohio. The building will double the college’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts enrollment capacity to more than 1,500 students.

The building is positioned at the intersection of Cleveland and Mount Vernon Avenues, a point where the city and college meet. Mitchell Hall will amplify ground-floor activity by integrating first-floor dining, bakery, and on-display production kitchens with a variety of formal and casual exterior dining, socializing, and study spaces.


Mitchell Hall and Columbus State Community CollegeRendering courtesy of DesignGroup.


A three-story sky-lit space dubbed “The Culinary Hub” will act as the major organizing feature of the building. It will serve as a center of gravity for all of the internal building program elements and as the major entry points to campus and Cleveland Avenue.


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Among the facilities many features will be seven teaching kitchens, a 100-seat full-service teaching restaurant and bar, a bakery and café, a 400-seat conference center, a 100-seat culinary theater, a beverage and mixology lab, food production gardens, and classrooms.

Mitchell Hall is scheduled to open in 2019.

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