Saturday, April 28, 2012

SILO takes shape

This week took me to Nashville, Tennessee for a site visit to SILO, a Southern-influenced bistro in the city’s historic Germantown neighborhood. Led by Chef Clay Greenberg and Co-owner Paul Cercone, SILO will serve up sophisticated farm-to-table food in a lively, welcoming setting.  The restaurant will be open for business in July.

A productive trip to the site included approving samples of various materials, including paint, concrete stain, and vintage Red Cedar for the walls.  A prominent feature of the space is a Birch basket-weave cladding on the curved wall (seen above), which is lit from below by continuous LED cove lighting.  The lighting in the restaurant is designed by Curtis Liberda of 2c lighting in Dallas, who I have had the pleasure of working with on a number of projects.
To learn more about SILO’s innovative menu, visit their website or Facebook page.

Friday, April 20, 2012

What Happens in Vegas...

Earlier this week I made a site visit to the Club @ LAS, an airport lounge I designed for the International Terminal of the McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.  The Club will provide an upscale respite for international travelers flying with British Airways, Virgin Airlines, Korean Air, and other carriers.  
The Club @ LAS is inspired by both the desert setting and the architectural heritage of Las Vegas.  While the aesthetic is undeniably sleek and contemporary, it acknowledges the enduring appeal of the mid-century modern material and color palette.  Upon entering, travelers will find a variety of settings - social spaces for dining or a cocktail, places to attend to business matters, and quiet areas for reading and relaxing.
Above is an image of the Club’s setting within the International Terminal. The light-colored box on the right-hand wall is the construction entrance to the Club.  I look forward to seeing the finished product early next month.