What’s Cooking? Building Community Through Commercial Kitchens

What’s Cooking? Building Community Through Commercial Kitchens

What’s Cooking?
#Cooking   #ChefsKitchens   #MicroEnterprise   #communitykitchen   @GEMonogram   @GE_Appliances  #SacredSpaces

We just returned from four days of camaraderie and cooking at the GE Monogram Experience Center (MEC) in Louisville, Kentucky.  It was a trip filled full of appliance understanding and ending with new friends – fellow architects, kitchen designers, interior designers, and dealers, too. Sure, we’ve been treated to the “experience” so we can all learn more about their high-end of appliances, but seeing manufacturing being brought back home was truly inspiring; Made in America does have meaning. One could hardly imagine so many hands fitting together your new refrigerator as it comes to life on the factory floor. 

Château Élan Winery & Resort

Château Élan Winery & Resort

Designing branded, spirited, and interactive public spaces to invigorate and heighten the winery guest experience.
The proposed renovation will unify individual spaces as a singular branded environment, thereby elevating the guest experience and improve the functionality of each space. The renovation of Le Clos restaurant, the café, the cask room and the tasting took will add fresh appeal, convey an atmosphere of activity and heighten the world-class dining experience.

Levy Organization CEO Office Renovation

Levy Organization CEO Office Renovation

Classic Office with Magical Surprises
A little known fact about the Levy Restaurants President/CEO was that he loved performing magic tricks to capture the attention of clients. Classic and clever millwork with secret compartments enabled magical gift-giving, such as an illusionary handing out of sports tickets or restaurant vouchers.

Burrito Beach

Burrito Beach

Catch the Wave
The concept and identity of Burrito Beach as a Mexican Grill and Beach Club was defined, matching its goals for a large-scale rollout that catered to urban and suburban shopping locations. Catch the Wave graphic identity, social media, and signage worked well alongside the refreshing beach aesthetic.

 

Peanut Butter Grille

Peanut Butter Grille

Dining for Hungry Kids
Peanut Butter Grille is a prototypical concept developed for an established restaurateur, who saw a need to provide healthy sustenance for family dining. The deliberately entertaining concept focuses on the child as the guest, who happens to bring mom and dad along to the irresistible world on the Peanut Butter Grille.

Beat City Diner

Beat City Diner

Catching the Beat of Dining
Beat City Diner was a concept developed for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio. Imagery and aesthetic connecting in a modernistic way to music provided an elevated dining experience for visitors.

Levy Restaurants: Orville & Wilbur’s Wings

Levy Restaurants: Orville & Wilbur’s Wings

Airport Dining Takes Flight

Orville & Wilbur’s Wings Just Right was a Levy Restaurants concept created for airport and sports arena food courts. The fun, yet focused design infused a typical counter-style experience with aviation imagery while referencing the historical magnitude of the Wright Brothers history.

Read More About Us

Read More About Us

We are news worthy!
Check out current articles about us, our work, and its impact upon the communities we collaborate with. We are truly delighted to be in the press, but what really moves us is how our work affects those who move through, play in, learn within, and socially engage within our architectural projects.

Peruse more by clicking on the publication titles.
Enjoy!

Levy Restaurants: Feeding Frenzy & Treasure Treats

Levy Restaurants: Feeding Frenzy & Treasure Treats

A Food & Dining Frenzy

Working with the Levy Restaurants, concepts were developed for Feeding Frenzy, a food court to be located on the second level of the widely visited Ripley’s Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. As an early foray into dining as experience, Feeding Frenzy captured visitor attention immediately with bold typography, graphics, and easy to understand food court layout. The unique food premise was designed carefully to complement the world-class aquarium experience and to maximize revenue opportunities.