Jolluxe

Jolluxe Event BoxVirginia Beach, VA Type/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/JolluxeStatus/ Design Located in Norfolk’s Neon District, the project is to provide intimate gathering space for smaller groups. The challenge is to work with the long linear space to provide a backdrop for different types of events and allow for highly customization by customers and event planners. The layout is divided into three …

Asian Fusion

Asian Fusion RestaurantNorfolk, VA Type/ CommercialTime / 2020-2021Client/ PrivateStatus/ Concept This is a drive-through restaurant serving healthy Asian fusion food. It is a hybrid model between fast casual and quick service restaurants. It emphasizes high quality food and a nice dining environment, while at the same time, it is self-serviced with drive through and pickup options. A butterfly roof separates naturally …

Handle 19

Handle 19 Premium SportsbookWashington DC Type/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ Under Construction This project will be Handle 19 Premium Sportsbook’s flagship location. The 3-story historic building just a stone’s throw away from the Capital has a lot of potentials as well as challenges. We have been working closely with our client and his team to transfer the building into sportsbook spaces …

Creating A Prototype For A Simple Food Restaurant

Opened this past October, our most recent restaurant project, Honoka Teriyaki Express, is located at the intersection of Indian River and Kempsville road.  As Honoka Teriyaki Express is the first one of this teriyaki chain restaurant, it is considered a prototype design that balances function, budget, and aesthetic; facilitating the creation of a new brand of restaurant.  The visual concept …

Get Well Soon

Get Well SoonNorfolk, VA Type/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedAward/ HRACRE 2020 Best Interior Excellence Awards Located in Norfolk, Virginia, Get Well Soon is a sanctuary focused on self-care and personal wellness.  Get Well Soon will be serving the residents of Coastal Virginia by offering services that include guided meditations, massages, facials, an infrared sauna, social activities and more!  This unique concept …

Got Fish?

Got Fish?Hampton, VA Type/ CommercialTime/ 2020Client/ PrivateStatus/ CompletedAward / HRACRE 2020 Best Recreational/Entertainment/Hospitality Project Merit Awards This project is Got Fish’s first location in Hampton Roads. Got Fish earned their reputation by providing their customers with fresh, high quality seafood and began to grow their loyal clientele by driving their food truck in seven cities located in the Hampton Roads area. …

Off The Hook Restaurant

Off The Hook RestaurantChesapeake, VA Type/ RestaurantTime/ 2018-PresentClient/ PrivateStatus/ Construction Drawings Off the Hook is an award-winning seafood restaurant with two locations in Chesapeake and Norfolk, Virginia. This project centers around a third site, also located in Chesapeake, and is where the current restaurant in Chesapeake will be relocated.  It involves  converting an existing, free standing building into two restaurants with …

Honoka Restaurant

Honoka Restaurant1345 Kempsville Road, Suite 100 Virginia Beach VA 23464 Type/ Restaurant Time/ 2018 Client/  Honoka Teriyaki Express Contractor/ Spacemakers, Inc. Kitchen Equipment/ Crest Foodservice Equipment Signage/ Cardinal Sign Corporation (Exterior Sign); Image360 (Interior Sign) Furniture/ Goold Furniture & Design (Table and Pendant Light) Status/ Complete Located at the intersection of Indian River and Kempsville road, Honoka Teriyaki Express is …

Hanaki Restaurant

Hanaki RestaurantChesapeake, VA Type/ CommercialTime/ 2018Client/ Hanaki SushiStatus/ Construction Document Hanaki is a sushi restaurant located in Chesapeake VA.  After 10 years and a growing popular reputation, the owner decided to update the look of the space into a more contemporary design.  The challenge is to keep the existing overall layout to minimize the construction time and cost, while creating …

Judy’s Restaurant II

Judy’s Restaurant IIChesapeake, VA Type / CommercialStatus/ CompletedClient/ Judy’s Sichuan CuisineContractor/ Spacemakers, Inc. This is the second location of Judy’s Sichuan Cuisine. The owner, Judy, challenged GARC to create a different personality at  this location, but at the same time integrate similar design elements from its sister location in Virginia Beach. Another challenge we faced was to effectively define the large, …

SeatScape

SeatScapeGuangzhou, China Type/ ExhibitTime/ 2016Client/ Global Garden Life FestivalTeam/ GARC + DOT StudioManufacturing Collaborator/ Guangdong Shunde Boscher Furniture Co., LTD Plant Product Collaborator/ Guangzhou Ludanya Art and Craft Co., LTD Outdoor furnishing plays a crucial role in fostering social interactions and people’s contact with nature. However, a piece of outdoor furniture is often designed to serve one single function. It …

Judy’s Restaurant I

Judy’s Restaurant IVirginia Beach, VA  Type / Commercial Time / 2015 Client / Judy’s Sichuan Cuisine Status / Under Construction Contractor / Spacemakers, Inc. Mural Design / Yizhi Xu Judy’s Sichuan already enjoyed a reputation as “Best Chinese Restaurant” in Virginia, as rated by Yahoo Food 2015. But this wasn’t enough for the owner. She also wanted to challenge the …

Siloagora

SiloagoraGuangzhou, China Type/ CultureTime/ 2013Client/ CompetitionStatus/ Design This design scheme transforms the silo from a closed monolithic structure to an open multi-layered platform. It keeps its unique profile, while integrating the new program to the site. Unfolding: The Silo is subdivided vertically into three rings of program spaces for the new art center. The middle one, at ground level, is …

Dune of Humanity

Dune of HumanityAtlantic City, PA Type/ Memorial, Landscape DesignTime/ 2010Client/ CompetitionStatus/ Design The site is located along the boardwalk of the Atlantic City. The unique coastal setting provides an opportunity to redefine the monumentality of death with natural elements in a secular context surrounded by resorts and casinos. There are two basic elements in the traditional tomb-type memorial: the tangible …

Urban Thread

Urban ThreadNewark, NY Type/ CommercialTime/ 2009Client/ CompetitionStatus/ Design The scheme explores how a visitor center can be a discovery device for the city based on the concepts of “thread” and “window.” For the former, the center serves as an interface between interior/exterior, nature/culture, and local/global. For the latter, it uniquely directs visitors’ attention to the city around it, thus encouraging …