Restaurant Design: McDonald's
Chipman Design Architecture worked closely with the McDonald’s corporate architecture team in designing their flagship restaurant located in the heart of downtown Chicago. This restaurant marks the 50th anniversary of McDonald’s history and features a separate building that houses paraphernalia from the 1950s.
The 24,000-square foot, two-story restaurant with its twin, 60-foot tall golden arches, is modeled after the 1955 original franchise restaurant located in Des Plaines, Illinois. Restaurant design: the interior dining area seats 300 people and is designed like a home, with the first floor representing the foyer and kitchen and the second floor consisting of a living room, dining room and family room complete with a corner “conference room”, high-tech gadgets, five decades of McDonald’s memorabilia as well as a McCafe which features specialty coffees and desserts.
In keeping with McDonald’s commitment to the environment, the exterior building encompasses a green roof to aid in energy conservation and improve the quality of the air.