The James Beard Foundation announced the nominees for the 2019 James Beard Awards which covers nearly 60 categories, including Restaurant Design. 

The 2019 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards nominees for 75 Seats and Under (open since Jan. 1, 2016) are:

 

Project: Willmott’s Ghost, Seattle
Firms: Heliotrope Architects and Price Erickson Interior Design

 

Project: La Mercerie, NYC
Firm: Roman and Williams

 

Project: Atomix, NYC
Firm: Studio Writers

 

The 2019 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards nominees for 75 Seats and Over (open since Jan. 1, 2016):

 

Project: Lonesome Rose, Chicago
Firm: Land and Sea

 

Project: Boqueria, NYC
Firm: studio razavi architecture

 

Project:Pacific Standard Time, Chicago
Firm: Parts and Labor Design

 

The 2019 James Beard Foundation Outstanding Restaurant Design Awards nominees for Eating and Drinking Places (eligible establishments include bars, quick-service and fast-casual restaurants, diners, counter service, food trucks and food halls, ice cream and cake shops, pop-ups, takeout counters, and coffee bars and shops completed or renovated since Jan. 1, 2016) are: 

 

Project: China Live, San Francisco
Firm: AvroKO

 

Project: El Pípila, San Francisco
Firm: Schwartz and Architecture (S^A)

 

Project: Island Oyster, NYC
Firm: Summer Ops

The previously announced 2019 Design Icon award was Canlis in Seattle. 

The James Beard Awards Gala will take place on Monday, May 6, 2019, at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. During the event, which is open to the public, awards for Restaurant, Chef and Restaurant Design categories will be handed out, along with special achievement awards that include Humanitarian of the Year, Lifetime Achievement, Design Icon and America’s Classics. 

Established in 1990, the James Beard Awards recognize culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields and further the foundation’s mission to celebrate, nurture, and honor chefs and other leaders making America’s food culture more delicious, diverse and sustainable for everyone. Each award category has an individual committee made up of industry professionals who volunteer their time to oversee the policies, procedures and selection of judges for their respective awards programs. All James Beard Award winners receive a certificate and a medallion engraved with the James Beard Foundation Awards insignia.