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Architecture & Interior Design

designing nationwide programs

From prototyping through rollout, we prioritize the needs of your customers and employees and deliver buildings whose every detail resonate with your brand. We’re equally experienced in designing for showpiece single buildings, tricky site adaptations, and large national programs. From franchisees to tight urban spaces, our teams thrive on challenge.

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A Winning Prototype for Fogo De Chão

After successfully establishing itself in some of the world’s biggest cities, Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão was ready to enter secondary markets—and they wanted to do it with a new design. We kicked off the process in November, and by the following October opened two new stores with a money-saving design that one manager called the best in the entire chain. READ MORE

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As architects, we must help identify what the client’s needs are, exceed their expectations in regards to quality and schedule, and advocate for them throughout the process.

 

CATHERINE (CAT) PAFFORD, AIA  

Director of Architecture - Retail/Convenience

Cat has always found inspiration in art and design. Although dance was her first passion, designing spaces was a close second. She began her studies in interior design, but transitioned to architecture in order to have a greater impact on the way people move through space and experience the built environmentREAD MORE

 

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Cat Pafford
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I love seeing people working together, sharing ideas, and surpassing obstacles to reach our clients' vision and success.

 

RUBEN ALONSO 

Director of Architecture - Restaurants

Ruben’s involvement in restaurants started at a very young age. Growing up in a restaurant family, he quickly became passionate about the industry. His dedication to designing places where people come together and share a meal has contributed to his 13-year architectural career in the restaurant industry. READ MORE

 

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Working proactively as opposed to reactively is the key to achieving our clients' schedules and goals.

 

JAMES T. LALLI, AIA, LEED AP  

Director of Architecture - Financial

James’ passion for drawing and building inspired him to pursue his career in architecture and after 28 years of design experience, presently he enjoys guiding others along their career paths. He is a mentor to young designers, ensuring they have the ability and the confidence to move their careers forwardREAD MORE

 

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Jim Lalli
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There’s nothing like the feeling you get when the elements of a building program come together like clockwork. We want every client to enjoy that feeling every time.

 

ANDREW (ANDY) LEE 

Director of Architecture - Emerging Accounts

Since 2011, Andy has been the go-to for our architectural clients and has helped manage our internal operations as well. As our Director of Architecture - Emerging Accounts, he now oversees all of the point-people who ensure that our new clients are taken care of, and that every project stays well on trackREAD MORE

 

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People often think of brand as a two-dimensional thing. I love helping a client see that a brand only truly comes to life in three dimensions when it engages all the senses.

 

PATRICIA RAUNER, NCIDQ 

Director of Interior Design

With over 30 years of experience, Trish has completed projects for clients all over the United States and some as far as China, but one thing always remains the same in her design process, functionality of the space. She brings her clients’ visions to life in a cost-conscious manner to create memorable, functional spaces. READ MORE

 

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