Facility Design Project of the Month

Foodservice Equipment and Supplies’ editors examine the workflow, efficiencies, concept expression, design, décor, and equipment and supplies packages that comprise some of the foodservice industry’s latest and greatest projects in this award-winning monthly feature.

SODO Kitchen at Starbucks Headquarters in Seattle

Equipped to show off the culinary staff's talents and the selection of fresh, local and sustainable ingredients, this renovated café attracts both Starbucks employees and the public.

University of Wisconsin-Madison Union South

Six micro-restaurants expose Union South customers to preparation techniques for various cuisines and give staff an opportunity to run their own establishments.

Catalyst Restaurant in Kendall Square, Cambridge, Mass.

A showcase-style, elevated exposition kitchen supported by a production and banquet facility allows culinary staff to create high-end casual fare in a contemporary, organic environment that features an 85-foot-long bar, floor-to-ceiling glass and a variety of natural and industrial surfaces.

Cafe 1910 and Kitchen at Swedish/Issaquah Medical Center

Greater Issaquah-Sammamish is a fast-growing suburban community on the east side of Seattle. To meet this population’s healthcare needs—not only to get well after an illness or accident, but to stay well—Swedish Health Services opened a five-level community medical center that includes a 175-bed, 353,250-square-foot acute-care hospital with 14 interventional platforms, imaging and emergency departments, a cancer institute and support services; a comprehensive ambulatory care center; a 175,000-square-foot medical office building with a retail mini mall; and structured parking, on a 12.5-acre site in the scenic Cascade foothills.

Facility Design Project of the Month, Aug 2011: Harbor House in Milwaukee, Wis.

A long production line, an expansive oyster and seafood bar and extraordinary views of Milwaukee museums and Lake Michigan set this upscale seafood restaurant apart from Bartolotta Management Group's other restaurants in this classic Midwestern city.

Q on the Riverwalk at Hyatt Regency San Antonio

A comprehensive redesign and renovation of this lobby restaurant and bar are part of Hyatt's brand positioning and strategy to highlight food and beverage within its properties.