Northeastern University Isec Cafe Study

Boston, MA


Northeastern University


Study of interior lobby space and exterior food carts to provide conceptual options for Northeastern University ISEC Cafe.

Design Solution

PCA’s study provided Northeastern University with multiple conceptual design solutions for a cafe to be located in the lobby of the new Interdisciplinary Science & Engineering Complex designed by Payette.

Scheme 1 offered a broader menu selection with items assembled at the time of order. Scheme 2 was a grab-n-go open market concept. As a self-serve market, food was pre-packaged, and staff could be minimized. Coordinating food kiosks were also envisioned for the exterior walkway / patio area to complement food programs at peak hours.