When designing a restaurant, you want an architect who has the experience to help you create an environment that is stylish but also spacious for your customers. You also want a look that is attractive and draws visitors from the outside into the interior! This holds true for any type of restaurant, from pizzerias and bars to cafeterias and formal sit-down locations. No matter how large or small, you need a space suitable to send out fresh food while attracting customers!
A restaurant might need more space than what you might think, including not only the front end customer spaces, but also a suitable amount of space in the service areas, like the kitchen. Whether you’re building a brand-new building or remodeling a current building, you want to work with the right architect who will help bring your restaurant and ideas to life.
One popular location we provided planning and design work on was for Shady Maple’s three-story addition, a smorgasbord located in Lancaster County. The addition included a 25,000 SF banquet facility that can hold up to 1,000 people with operable partitions to divide the large banquet room into five smaller rooms with a kitchen expansion that includes large drive-in coolers. For the lower level it included a 25,000 SF expansion on their gift shop with a storage warehouse and dock area and the upper level was designed as a 20,000 SF warehouse.
Restaurants aren’t always just the “sit down and eat” type; some places want to offer more, such as the ability to host an event, while still continuing to provide efficient dining service. The layout of the building has an effect on this and selecting an architect with past experience ensures your restaurant will be designed with efficiency in mind! Watkins Architect’s restaurant experience runs the gamut: from the small – “Krispy Krunchy Chicken”, to medium – “Coal Fired Pizza”, to large – “The Works”, and even larger – “Shady Maple”. Contact us for any questions or services we can help out with!
Watkins Architect is a local architectural firm that can handle the designing of your home. Watkins Architect handles all types of architecture projects from residential architecture to commercial and educational. We work throughout the Berks and Lehigh area and all across Pennsylvania. Browse through our portfolio to find out what architecture projects we have completed.