Restaurant Design: Houlihan’s
Awarded LEED Gold Certification
Following a new prototype design established by Houlihan’s new leadership in 2002, 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 Design Architecture provided design development, construction documents, and construction administration services to meld the 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 patio was intentionally located over an existing water easement, and the trellis imitates one on the opposite side of the property’s courtyard.
The initial project was located in Olathe, Kansas, adding to over 100 existing Houlihan’s locations nationwide, with 7 more being designed by Chipman Design in the forthcoming year.