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Paleta Kitchen

This 3,000 S.F., tenant improvement building modernization project involved the utilization of an existing 2-Story commercial kitchen for a catering service. We designed this project so it could be used securely by two separate companies. The scope of work entailed meeting the minimum LEED Silver Certificate requirements including using sustainable products and upgrading equipment to more energy efficient types. From skylights to bike racks, JHAI created, in building form, a reflection of the client's green philosophy and commitment. Every single aspect of the project was approached from this perspective, but at the same time the functionality of the end product was never lost in the quest for green. Everything was not only green but, it had a purpose in the overall scheme of things. One of the challenges this project posed early on was that the site conditions and parking did not meet current code requirement. We worked closely with the client and government agencies to resolve the issue. We were able to negotiate for a city council action to facilitate the catering service in operating without the usually required parking.