Reader’s Choices: Allison C. Cooke


Allison C. Cooke, partner and director of Hospitality Design at CORE architecture + design, inc., leads the firm’s restaurant work while also providing direction for CORE’s interiors of retail spaces, libraries, residential buildings, office buildings and hotels.

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People Power

There is nothing like watching a plan come together. Whether it’s completing a winning restaurant design, creating an innovative new menu, pulling off a successful event or finishing an ambitious team project, there is no greater sense of accomplishment than that of seeing an idea through to completion.

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Project Profile: Eberly

Many a great restaurant concept idea is hatched over drinks. In the case of Eberly, a contemporary American restaurant in Austin, Texas, creative inspiration sprang not from booze-fueled collaboration on a cocktail napkin but from the beauty and backstory of an actual bar.

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Burger 21 Finds Its Niche

This better-burger chain has introduced a new prototype to emphasize food quality and its 21 burger recipes.

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Q&A with Brian Graziano, Vice President, Experience Design & Innovation, Curiology Group

Have you seen a modern sports stadium lately — in person, not on a screen over the bar or facing your favorite armchair? If so, you’ve witnessed just how elevated the stadium hospitality experience has become. 

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How to: Determine the Right Remodel Timeline

There’s a rule of thumb in the restaurant industry that remodels should happen every seven years, but that’s not always best. This raises the question, when is the right time for a remodel?

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