Our experience in a variety of unusual and exciting building types accrues to make each new building more exciting, well-built or economical (depending on the need). James Train our Restaurant Designer designed and produced many recent and Award Winning restaurants in Ohio before rejoining Miller Architecture in 2009.
Because of the lifespan needs and high financing costs of Restaurants and Entertainment facilities, Miller Architecture encourages Clients to spend less on the decorative portions of the facility with conventional detailing and allowances for change or refreshing over time.
To date, no Miller Architecture designed restaurant has closed.
Tony F. Miller, AIA has also designed dozens of Commercial Kitchens over the last twenty years.
RECENT ENTERTAINMENT & RESTAURANT VENUES
Addition of Hibachi Preperation Area inside existing China Buffet Restaurant. Opening 2013
University Place Charlotte, NC
Extensive renovations and Dining Addition in 2012 to convert an 8100sf Copeland's of New Orleans restaurant into a high-capacity Buffet.
Opening November 2012
Family Restaurant planned for the new STONEHAVEN Resort in the historic Ashe County Hospital Building. On Financing Hold
THE VOODOO CAFE & LOUNGE Charlotte, NC
4000sf Interior Upfit for Uptown Lounge & Restaurant
Under Development for Inner Circle Partners, LLC.
CEDAR STREET TAVERN
Interior 2170sf Restaurant & Bar Upfit seating 90 in Gateway Village.
Completed in 2005
HISSHO SUSHI Charlotte, NC
Interior 3870sf Restaurant & Bar Upfit in Uptown Charlotte.
Under Development for Hissho Sushi
UWHARRIE VINEYARD WINERY
15,400sf New Winery and Banquet Hall Facility. Under
Development for Chad & Anne Anderson, Uwharrie Vineyards
KERNERSVILLE TRAIN DEPOT RENOVATION
Renovation of Historic Train Depot into Community Center.
Under Development with Poetzsch Architecture
ETHAN'S OF MATTHEWS
Interior 3700sf upfit designs for upscale American Cuisine Restaurant in Matthews. Unbuilt.
EXTRAVAGANZA EVENTS & PROPS
Renovation of Existing Warehouse to Party/Event Venue and Prop Production Facility with Offices.
Completed 2002 for Mark and Lindsey Middlesworth
BIG CHILL DINING & DANCING
Entertainment Venue featuring a working stage with live Classic Soul band in 14000sf Downtown Warehouse (unfitted for less than $20/sf).
Opened 2000 for Darcy Donevan
AA INTERNATIONAL DELI
Deli addition to existing Convenience Store.
James Train worked briefly for Miller Architecture during his Graduate studies at UNC Charlotte. After graduation he returned to his hometown in Ohio and worked for 5 more years for his pior Architectural Firm on more than a dozen Restaurant Projects and Municipal projects in Ohio. He returned to Charlotte to work for Miller Architecture as Restaurant Designer and Project Manager in 2009. Some of the Restaurants he designed outside of Miller Architecture are below:
BASS STUDIO ARCHITECTS (1997-2001, 2003-2009) Project Architect
LATIN ROOSTER ROTISSERIE
The Client requested an interesting comfortable sit down cafe that would reflect his Peruvian heritage and latin fare. The colors of the stucco walls and textiles are derived from the Client's home in Peru.
SAKURA JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE
Provided Design Services for 3000sf free standing prototype for a Japanese Steakhouse. 2008
New Construction of 3000sf shell building and restaurant interior next to the Ohio State University Campus. 2007
J LIU RESTAURANT/BAR & BALLROOM/BANQUET FACILITY
New Construction of 18,000sf Restaurant and Bar with Second Floor Grand Ballroom/Meeting Space capable of seating 250. 2007/2008
JERRY'S HOUSE OF HUNAN
Renovation of existing 1500sf family owned restaurant on a minimal budget. 2006
EDAMAME SUSHI & GRILL
Retail Tenant Space converted into 250osf pan Asian Concept Restaurant combining fresh sushi with grill to order Asian food. The restaurant features floating boxes that patrons can sit in above the main restaurant space. The Restaurant recieved a 2011 American Institute of Architects Honorable Mention in the LA Restaurant Design Awards. 2008
BUFFALO WILD WINGS at LANE & HIGH
New Construction of 6000sf shell building at prominent intersection next to the Ohio State University Campus. The second floor of building has covered outdoor terrace space with views of campus. 2006/2007
JASON'S RESTAURANT & BAR
Full Design Services for the development of a 2550sf Restaurant & Bar space to be used as a prototype for future upscale dining establishments. The Restaurant features a water wall that separates the bar area from dining area.
BLUE SKY ISLAND BAR
Renovation of Existing bar 1725sf in Landmark Bowling Alley with the addition of an outdoor patio space. 2007
Entertainment Complex in an existing 10,000sf tenant space includes Private Karaoke rooms, Billiard Tables, 4 Lanes of Bowling, Computer Café, Snack Bar with Bubble Tea, Gift Shop, and outdoor patio space. Challenging project with a large program and minimal budget. 2006
ASIAN GOURMET & SUSHI BAR
Upfit for 2500sf restaurant with forward looking attitude. 2004