The 450,00 square feet that Comcast Entertainment Group occupied had eight pantries that were becoming worn and dated after a decade of occupancy. Gensler partnered with our team to do initial research on what elements were being revealed as the “Pantry of the Future”. Deborah Davis Design, Inc. collected data from the client to research areas for improvement and Gensler offered past project experience with additional data on employee per square foot usage and past client lessons learned. The resulting document which reported best practices for the “Pantry of the Future” was the practical influence and space planning element of this project.
Over a few years, DDD inc. developed a design that embraced the new branding of the various Networks that comprised CEG and was scalable over the 8 pantries that were remodeled with 3 different general contractors. Project management as well as space planning, finish selection, and beverage appliance research was combined to create the pantry installations.