Form and Function Innovation Award

Rewards innovative and successful approaches to specific areas of the restaurant, from restrooms and entryways to patios, bars and lounges — even creative technological integration — that capitalize on the marriage of form and function in design

Entry requirements:

  • Only projects completed between January 1, 2016, and August 1, 2017, are eligible.
  • All entries must be submitted in a single PDF file that does not exceed 10 MB or 25 pages.
  • Entries must include a floor plan and photos.
  • Floor plans may be submitted separately as a jpg or PDF.

Every entry must include the following on the first page:

  • Name of project and full/complete name of operator/owner company
  • Project location (city, state)
  • Scope of project (new build, renovation, redesign or relaunch of existing space)
  • Opening date or renovation completion date
  • Type of restaurant
  • Unit size (square footage) and number of seats
  • Brief description of concept and menu style
  • Average check
  • Project budget
  • Project team (include members from the operator company, architects, designers, contractor and other relevant parties)
  • Design firm direct contact and operator direct contact

All entries must touch on the following project details (please address the questions below in 750 words or less; you may use photos between text to illustrate points):

  • Describe the project’s goals and how the final design of this specific area or feature addressed them from both a form/design standpoint and a function/operational standpoint.
  • What were some of the challenges in designing this particular area or feature and how did the project team address them?
  • What operational benefits does the design of this particular area or feature of the restaurant deliver?
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