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Memories are made around the table. How pleasant those memories are can be largely dependent on the design of the environment.

A great restaurant or café space begins with a thorough understanding of the menu and the customer. The space should feel like an extension of the menu, and the environment should support the customer’s goals. Whether a cozy tea tasting room or a venue fit for celebration, determining the finishes, kitchen equipment and even acoustic levels starts with these two foundational elements of the brand.

To design a restaurant or café is actually to design two very different (but equally important) spaces: the kitchen and the dining room. In the kitchen, the priorities are safety, cleanability and efficiency. Knowledge of kitchen equipment, food preparation and health standards is vital. While these factors continue as the kitchen meets the dining room, the strategy in the dining area is to blend the functionality effortlessly into a carefully crafted ambience. Our design team utilizes light, scale and form to create a hierarchy that maintains focus on the elements that make for a memorable gathering place.

The importance of efficiencies goes beyond food preparation. Our team optimizes circulation space to maximize seating areas. Adjacencies between server stations, the kitchen and table sections are analyzed to ensure we’re setting the staff up for success. And because we review sight lines, privacy and comfort at each table, there’s never a bad seat in the house.

Our Restaurant + Café Services

1
Creative

Concept Development
Branded Environments
Finishes + Specifications
Environmental Graphics & Signage
Custom Millwork Design
Design Guidelines
Customer Flow

2
Technical

Architectural Drawings
Schematic Design
Interior Design Drawings
Building Permits + Code Compliance
Mechanical + Electrical Engineering
Lighting Design
Test Fits

3
Management

Permit Expediting
FF&E Selection and Purchasing
Bidding + Contract Negotiation
Construction Contracts
Construction Administration
Feasibility Studies
Project Management

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Contact us if you are looking for help with an upcoming Restaurant or Café design project.