Rippe Associates, Inc. is a foodservice design consulting firm with a national reputation for delivering innovative and flexible designs that deliver exceptional dining experiences. Our commercial kitchen design work includes master plans, back of house and retail design for hospitals, college & universities, schools, casinos, restaurants, corporations and corrections - totaling over 3,500 successful projects over the past 30 years. We build kitchens that work!
Augustana College’s new Center of Student Life
2015 FCSI – The Americas Project Showcase
This $20M project re-energized campus life and improved Augustana’s student recruitment. Rippe’s team worked closely with Augustana’s director of dining to consolidate their scattered dining operations from two campus dining centers, a c-store, a snack bar, and café at various locations on campus and streamline them into one facility that not only gave students more variety, fresher food, and extended hours, but also delivered a profit to the college. The new dining facilities traded processed foods for a wider variety of foods, all of them freshly prepared and with healthy options. Read more about this Project Showcase winner and see great photos here…
Surly Brewery - Minneapolis/St. Paul
One of our newest projects is featured in FES Magazine as the Facility Design Project of the month. Surly Brewery, a multi-venue destination brewery, grew out of a vision and hard-won legislative lobbying to change Minnesota law to allow breweries tap rooms where beer could be served. The result is a 37,150 SF multi-experience facility with a beer garden, beer hall, fine dining, and a private beer hall. A 60’ long bar in the beer hall is one of four bars, and there are seven pouring stations – each with 20 taps all feeding from a 750 SF beer cooler. From connecting with multiple modes of mass and alternate transit to a pioneering technology in glassware washing, this LEED facility features multiple sustainable and energy-saving features.
Read more and see great photos here.
“Class Act” - Mayo Clinic’s
Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center in Rochester, Minnesota.
A recent Rippe project featuring a servery for program participants and a teaching kitchen complete with workstations and a “virtual store” designed to teach people how to shop, zero in on healthy products, read labels, and identify ingredients.
Read full article here.