Centre for Food - Durham College

The Centre for Food (CFF), located on the Whitby Campus of Durham College, accommodates 900 students studying in the fields of culinary, hospitality, tourism, agriculture and horticulture.  A new 36,000 square foot building designed by Gow Hastings Architects was opened in September 2013. The project follows the field-to-fork approach, which is based on the harvesting, storage, processing, packaging, sale and consumption of food. The vision includes production of local food for local consumers.  

The extensive CFF landscape includes: agricultural crops for research and new product development, demonstration plots, residential orchards, green houses, a green roof, an apiary, a pollinator habitat, an outdoor cooking demonstration area and landscape features including a network of walkways, a sustainable irrigation strategy, and a lighting strategy.  The landscape is designed to be visually engaging and educational to students and visitors alike.

Janet Rosenberg & Studio has worked with Durham College and the Centre for Food to design and realize this functional learning laboratory landscape. The project will be built over the spring and summer of 2014. 

Durham College
Whitby, Ontario
Design Team

Janet Rosenberg & Studio

Gow Hastings Architect

Photography Credit: Renderings by Adrian Phiffer with JR&Studio