Raised in a barn built by hand in Vermont, Griz Dwight, LEED AP, AIA, principal and owner of Grizform Design Architects, has loved architecture since he was young. 

Nahita, a Latin American Izakaya, brings a tropical design and global twist to Boston’s hot restaurant scene.

Located just steps from Pike Place Market in Seattle, Wash., Conversation is the new signature restaurant at the Thompson Seattle hotel and features a design that strives to create moments of connection.

Owned by husband and wife team Anjan and Emily Mitra, DOSA is a successful Indian food concept based in San Francisco. The company recently opened its first outpost in Oakland and third location overall. While the first two DOSA units are full service operations, this one, dubbed dosa by DOSA is the growing chain’s first attempt at a fast-casual service model.

Of all the tools available to designers to create a distinctive appearance, none may be more powerful than graphics. Logos, posters, menu boards, photographs, wallpaper, and printed words provide a wealth of possibilities to establish a unique atmosphere, attract the attention of customers, and influence them to make purchases.

Kampai, designed by Chromed Design Studio, is a contemporary Japanese restaurant with traditional underpinnings located in the midst of Aerocity, a luxury mixed-used development in New Delhi, India. Luxurious and romantic, 

Based in San Francisco, MIXT is a salad concept offering fresh, local ingredients delivered daily. The chain recently opened a location in nearby Oakland.

Auburn is a new 105-seat restaurant that opened in Los Angeles in March. The restaurant, designed by Klein Agency, is the first stand-alone venture for co-owner and Chef Eric Bost. In this Q&A with Klein Agency partner Jon Kleinhample, he gives a rundown of the new fine dining space.