Retractable Roof System at Carolina Ale House Project #4833

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The Story LM Restaurants, Inc. manages a family of restaurants including Bluewater Waterfront Grill, Hops Supply Co. American Gastropub, Taverna Agora Greek Restaurant and Bar, Oceanic Oceanfront Dining, Eddie Romanelli’s, Henry’s and the star of this show…Carolina Ale House. The common denominator is a staff of employees who have a passion for creating and serving amazing food in warm and welcoming …

Pool Enclosures Project #2375

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This coastal Maine home utilizes a retractable pool enclosure to gain the best of both worlds There’s not much of a claim to fame for Sebascodegan Island, Maine, a small island north of Portland in the Casco Bay. Considered a part of Harpswell township, a tiny quiet town of 4500 people, the “Great Island “ isn’t known for much aside from …

Retractable Rooftop at Sienna Mercato Project #1184

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The historic “Cultural District” of Downtown Pittsburgh may have always been “historic,” (or at least for the last 200+ years), but the nod to Pittsburgh’s cultural scene was earned fairly recently. As the retail boom slowed and receded in the 90’s to early 2000’s, Downtown Pittsburgh was taken over by crime and decay. In true Pittsburgher style, however, the locals …

Retractable Roof Project #2148

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Retractable roof on Quaker Meetinghouse in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ers open sky for this worship space While retractable roofs and structures may be trending in upscale hotels, restaurants, and clubs across the globe due to their convenience and unquestionable “wow-factor,” the functional features have been making a strong-but-less-boisterous statement in equally peaceful settings as well. Since its opening to the public …

Indoor Pool Project #1420

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As real estate has been snatched up in the booming Silicon Valley, homes have gotten intimately close. Alan, a homeowner and family guy living in Palo Alto, California, felt it was time to do something about it when he found himself in his own living room while simultaneously (and quite literally) within feet of his neighbors’ adjacent property. So when …

Retractable Wall Project #3588

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Located in the heart of the largest city in Turkey, nestled into the Beyazit District of Istanbul, sits a luxury hotel known as Darkhill Hotel.  Guests rave incessantly about the location, and why wouldn’t they?  Centrally situated with easy access to St. Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Sultanahmet Square, the Grand Bazaar and more, a curious tourist could see just about …

Retractable Roof Project #6006

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The Godfrey Hotel is the latest contender in the race for the biggest and brightest retractable roof attraction with their urban “Roofscape.”  Boasting of elegance and glamour, the fourth-floor, 15,000 square-foot event space is Chicago’s largest indoor/outdoor lounge.  Features include a video wall, water elements, a fire pit, and the quintessential Chicago skyline view. Featured in travel magazines like Condé Nast Traveler  …

Retractable Roof Project #4686

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When designing a trendy new restaurant and night club for young, hip professionals in the heart and bustle of Chicago, any architect worth their weight knows they need to tap into some serious, -the-charts “WOW” factor to draw in the crowds.  The new American Junkie Restaurant and Night Club had to be “cutting edge,” and focus on the company’s theme …

Retractable Roof Project # 4740

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  Over a thousand miles from the nearest ocean, in the land-locked heart of Denver, sits an unexpected hub for premier seafood and sake among other treats. Locals and tourists alike congregate for flown-in, fresh-daily seafood at the Sushi Den or a creative array of global cuisine at the Izakaya Den. In fact, they’ve been congregating here at the Sushi Den long …