Fine Dining Restaurant Architects in Progreso, TX

Chipman Design Architecture, a retail and restaurant architecture firm with 30 years' experience in the field, is your ally in developing your fine dining restaurant layout and design.

From Weber Grill in Illinois and Indiana to TV featured RPM Italian, from 8 Houlihan's locations to Juniper Grill in Pennsylvannia, from Frida in California to Southern Hospitality in Denver, Colorado, Chipman has travelled a long road as fine dining restaurant architects.

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Fine Dining Restaurant Design Examples

Weber Grill

Chipman Design Architecture was commissioned to design the newest restaurants in Illinois and Indiana, each adding unique elements to the developing Weber dining concept. Interiors focus upon the distinctive open-display kitchens where multiple stainless Weber kettles cook at varying temperatures. Raised lounges, Smokey Joe’s Bar and an outdoor patio with seasonal fireside dining enhance the experience.

A private dining room with state-of-the-art grilling kitchen is used for private events and cooking classes. Interiors of the 9,300-square foot fine dining restaurant include a rich, warm color palette, custom lighting and historic display of Weber photographs. As fine dining restaurant architects, Chipman provided complete design and branding services.

RPM Italian

Sleek, stylish and sophisticated are at the very core of Chicago’s new RPM Italian. This latest entry into the Melman’s Lettuce Entertain You restaurant empire takes its starpower from the RPM monogram (Rancic of television’s Giuliana & Bill, noted chef Doug Psaltis and the Melman restauranteur family). The voluminous 8,000-square foot space features a 100-seat lounge with an adjoining 120-seat dining area juxtaposed behind elegant slices of lighted cream walls. Fine dining restaurant architects Chipman Design participated on this project whose development was chronicled on Bravo TV’s Giuliana & Bill reality show.


Following a new prototype design established by Houlihan’s new leadership in 2012, Houlihan’s Restaurants, Inc. developed a modern, warm restaurant design with a laid-back setting, an open kitchen, prominent bar, and relaxed outdoor patio.

Chipman's fine dining architects provided design development, construction documents, and construction administration services to meld the fine dining restaurant prototype design with the city’s appearance guidelines and the existing development’s exterior. To accomplish this, brick veneer was added to the building’s façade, as were custom-made awnings.

The initial project was located in Olathe, Kansas, adding to over 100 existing Houlihan’s fine dining locations nationwide, with 7 more being designed by Chipman Design in the forthcoming year.

Juniper Grill

Set in the heart of Pittsburgh, the prototype for Juniper Grill evokes a lodge experience where a scent of the wood-fired grill greets diners at the door. However, Chipman's fine dining architects left any preconceptions of quintessential “cozy” and “quaint” behind when it set the 3,500 square foot interior on a modern edge. Every night of the year, diners can take in sunsets on the four-season patio while they enjoy the chef’s southwest flair cuisine.

The distinctively lighted interior is comfortable yet dramatic, featuring rustic stacked stone walls, nestled booths and private tabletops. Ambiance is further enhanced by two lounges serving Juniper’s specialty fresh-squeezed juice margaritas and craft beers. Recognized by outstanding press reviews, Juniper Grill has commissioned Chipman Design to update the fine dining restaurant prototype for national expansion.

Southern Hospitality

Located in the Historic Elmo Hotel, Southern Hospitality Restaurant & Bar is elevating southern style menus, great music and hospitality to a whole new level in Denver. Chipman’s fine dining restaurant architects created a concept that reminisces over the smoky ambiance of old-South whiskey bars, integrating vintage barrels into the décor where wood becomes the central theme. With the success of this prototype, Justin Timberlake and his partners plan to take the concept national.


Located at the new shopping center, Americana at Brand, in Glendale, California, the owners of Frida wanted an authentic Mexican restaurant with a warm and elegant environment, much like their previous four fine dining restaurants but with some added modernity. Along with the interior designer team, Chipman Design Architecture helped make the 5,824 sq. ft. restaurant stand out with:

  • Curved wall feature with painted mural at bar area in the famous Mexican surrealist painter, “Frida Kahlo” style.
  • Illuminated glass brick bar.
  • Nana Wall System (movable, glass curtain wall) between the patio and the dining area to open up the entire restaurant.
  • Large, floor-to-ceiling column light fixtures.

Chipman Design provided due diligence, schematic design, design development, construction documents and construction administration services throughout the project duration.

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