For the fifth location of this beloved Alberta franchise, we helped them adapt their established brand experience to a smaller overall footprint. Built-in seating is eliminated in order to maintain maximum flexibility for small and large groups – so the salad bar, bar and open kitchen become the architectural and visual anchors for the space. Compressing their unique style of service into a smaller kitchen took ingenuity in space planning and plenty of coordination to make sure everything works seamlessly.
In creating an overall moody and intimate vibe, we identified opportunities to introduce artwork, textures and subtle geometric patterns reminiscent of Brazilian culture.
Bold Gesture: Acoustics were an important consideration for our client; we introduced ceiling baffles to absorb sound but integrated them into the overall design through a dynamic installation pattern.