In this Q&A, Dwayne MacEwan, principal and creative director of DMAC Architecture, provides insight into his firm's design for Greenwood American Kitchen and Bar, which co-owners Josh Kaplan and Mark Newman opened earlier this year in Highwood, Ill., a northern Chicago suburb.
In this hour-long webcast, now available on-demand, panelists Dawn Arcieri, NCIDQ, RID, senior associate at Gensler, Tom Henken, vice president + director of design at api(+), and Michael Poris, AIA, principal, McIntosh Poris Associates, provided case studies, best practices and more in a spirited discussion moderated by Rebecca Kilbreath, editor in chief for rd+d.
Located in Portland, Maine, Roots Café opened last year as a coffee shop/cafe with a retail component and a community gathering space. The cafe opened in a new, purpose-built building designed by Chris Delano, principal of Delano Architecture.
Protect-All flooring is a slip-resistant vinyl flooring manufactured from over 90% pre-consumer recycled content that provides slip, stain and fire protection for areas exposed to water, heavy traffic patterns and extreme weight loads. Protect-All helps reduce slips and falls, and is also resistant to mildew and other bacterial growth.
While it would be easier to just toss out some new finishes that look nice, developing a new prototype that will take a brand to the next level requires research, planning and study, along with a healthy dose of introspection and willingness to change.