Located at the gateway to Beale Street, B.B. King's Blues Club was designed and conceived to be an authentic Memphis experience. Our work on this downtown attraction included building shell improvements, exterior restoration and interior space planning of two historic structures. The project combined two separated interior spaces on varying levels and added an all new mezzanine level. A new green room was designed on the lower level with direct access to second street bus parking and a new centrally located stage. The project was designed and constructed under the scrutiny and approval of the Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
Architecture, Incorporated provided master planning, full architectural and interior design services for a restaurant located within two historic structures in downtown Memphis. The project is intended to serve as the new "urban prototype" for the restaurant chain to introduce into downtown environments around the United States. The project was complicated by the fact that the restaurant corsses over a property line and four foot thick fire wall.
We provided space planning and architectural services for interior improvements to convert an historic Beale Street building into a restaurant/bar facility. The project is so successful at representing the look and feel of the South that is was selected for a significant scene in the Tom Cruise movie The Firm.
Full architectural services fora new beer garden located in Memphis' downtown commercial center, Peabody Place. The restaurant is on the ground floor of a parking garage. Overhead garage doors were incorporated into the design allowing a large portion of the pub to open to the outdoors in pleasant weather.
Full architectural services for a new Indian restaurant located on the ground floor of a historic building in downtown Memphis. The interiors scheme included custom wall murals by local artists. Incorporating the modern kitchen and vent-a-hood system without disturbing the historic floors above was a challange.