Food and drink


Various examples of our design work for bars and restaurants.

Silver Lake Brewing Project. Perry NY. This microbrewery, co-founded by I.S:A project-architect-at-the-time Ryan Fitzsimmons who also developed the design, occupies a former horse barn/movie theater/print shop that had fallen into disrepair over the past 20 years. Located next door to our Perry office, the design celebrates the act of gathering, and its history, by infusing the space with volume, light and tactile materials salvaged from the area that tell a story. (photography: Tim Wilkes)

Ember Woodfire Grill. Livonia NY. How do you add on to a historically significant building? We took the owner's vision for a thoroughly modern dining experience by re-inventing identity for an old depot. The scale and rhythmic skin of our low-slung 2000 sf bar/dining room addition provides opportunities for interior drama while it respects the visual prominence of - and serves as counterpoint to - the historic depot.  Customers emerge in a tall internal volume infused with natural light. For some, the promenade continues outside beneath a pergola to an enclosed outdoor patio and bar. (photography: Don Cochran)

Pi Craft Pizzeria. Rochester and Buffalo NY. We designed the prototype interior for a new kind of pizzeria centered on an open high-temperature pizza oven that can receive customers’ custom-built pie and bake it in six minutes. Fast, casual, efficient.

Ration Wine Bar. Perry NY. Coming soon…