Designed as a luxury hotel, by the same team who built the New York Public Library, The Ponce de Leon building (est. 1888) is now part of Flagler College in St. Augustine, Florida. Tipton Associates led a comprehensive and careful renovation of the servery and dishroom inside the historic landmark. The building now includes open-kitchen food service platforms as well as open views from the servery to the existing dining room. This direct connection with the building and its history lets students and tourists interact in a new, fresh way with a real piece of history.