The Shared Vision: Adapt a historic bank building to become the new home for a 20-year-old Asian restaurant, incorporating numerous artifacts already purchased by the Owner. Further, the commercial kitchen should be designed to run efficiently with varying numbers of staff.
The Innovative Design: Key historic features of this building were restored and incorporated into a space that showcased beautiful sculptures and paintings the Owner had brought back from Asia. These historic features included a grand fireplace, tall street-side windows, and high ceilings supported by decorative columns. The commercial kitchen was designed to be run by either one or several staff. Finally, an ADA-compliant public entrance was added by replacing inside steps with small ramps.
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- Client: Hunan Lion
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The best way to preserve a historic building is to make it work so it makes good business sense to maintain, in order to provide enduring benefits to its users.