The Peter Allen Inn Event Center
The Las Trancas Restaurant was a renovation, addition and alteration project in Belpre, Ohio. The Project included the updating of a former fast food facility and redesign of the entire building to accommodate the new tenant. The building was altered inside and out to match the restaurant’s Mission Style architecture branding. The building is 4,322 SF.
The existing building was in need of substantial improvements to not only highlight the brand, but also improve the client experience. The renovation needed to provide an expansion of the existing seating area while at the same time addressing need for ADA accessibility throughout the building, including upgrades and improvements to the restroom facilities.
As a result of discussions with the Owner, a new covered patio was added to the building, expanding the dining opportunity by 48 seats. The food service operation was revised to permit an expansion of the existing restroom facilities without adding square footage to the building. The entire building and site was updated for ADA accessibility, including egress, curb ramps, parking and seating.
Phillips Sekanick Architects worked closely with the Owner/Operator of Dairy Queen Seven Hills in the development of their new location within the city. Previously housed in a small plaza, the franchise operation had outgrown its ability to meet client needs. When a site that previously housed a fast casual restaurant become available, the Owner chose to build a new restaurant to meet the growing demand. Phillips Sekanick Architects developed a new design that provided the Owner with expanded indoor seating, outdoor patio, and drive thru service.
The River Town Prime Steakhouse & Grill is a new building constructed as part of the Planned Urban Development outside of Williamstown, WV, located on part of the former site of Henderson Hall Plantation. This new facility is the only restaurant in the complex for the residential development along the Ohio River. The building is 5,094 SF.
Built during the Covid pandemic, the River Town Prime Steakhouse & Grill needed to be developed based on availability of materials and contractors. Additionally, as part of the Planned Urban Development, the project was restricted to a design that was a throw back to the existing plantation house.
The building design changed significantly based on the availability of materials and trades. The planned steel structure was changed to a load bearing cold formed metal framing which could be locally sourced. Materials that were locally or readily available were substituted for those with long lead times. The design utilized brick and stone as part of the effort to reflect the character of the plantation house along with deep overhangs and wood supports.
A long-standing designer of Dunkin’ facilities, Phillips Sekanick Architects was approached in 2021 to provide an updated facility at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Located in the main terminal food court, the next-generation facility was designed to meet the needs of travelers at Ohio’s busiest airport facility. Working closely with the retail operator of the facilities in the airport and the franchisee, Phillips Sekanick Architects was able to create a solution that met the needs of the facility as well as travelers visiting the facility.
With changes in branding and the facilities menu, the Dunkin facility was in need of a renovation to address both the operational and aesthetic needs of the tenant space. Phillips Sekanick Architects, an experienced Dunkin’ and food service designer was brought in to evaluate the existing conditions and to develop plans to update the operations. Located in a secure area of the airport, PSA Architecture had to work with the retail facility operator and owner to ensure compliance with the technical and security requirements of the building. The facility is located over an open air portion of the airport, complicating the installation of plumbing alterations and mechanical system replacement
Phillips Sekanick Architects developed a tenant facility that merged the requirements of Dunkin’ Brands with the operational requirements of the airport. Working closely with our consulting engineers, plans were developed to address the aesthetic needs of the franchisee along with the operational requirements of the retail manager. Coordination of construction and equipment installation during evenings avoided conflicts with travelers.