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Italian Restaurateur to Open First US restaurant at Ritz-Carlton St. Louis | St. Louis Business Journal | Aug 2020

"The 140-seat restaurant will feature relaxed seating in a lounge area and counter seating surrounding an open kitchen, as well as traditional table-side service. The color palette sets a romantic tone for the restaurant, which also features a chandelier and hand-painted floral tile by Italian ceramicist Giovanni de Maio in the kitchen. The Ritz-Carlton hired Atlanta-based architecture and interior design firm The Johnson Studio for the project."... Read More

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Ritz-Carlton St. Louis to Unveil New Italian Restaurant | Hospitality Design | Aug 2020

"Michelin-starred restaurateur Mario Iaccarino will launch his first U.S. restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, this fall at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The Mediterranean concept will reflect the Southern Italian sensibility of Iaccarino’s existing Don Alfonso locations around the world. Atlanta-based architecture and design practice the Johnson Studio is tasked with realizing the relaxed and approachable new eatery, which will total 140 seats."... Read More

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Redesign Brings New Shine to Early Hilton Jewel | Restaurant Development + Design | Aug 2020

This redesign effort was handled by Cooper Carry’s Hospitality Studio and The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry. “We wanted to celebrate the history and bring it back as a vibrant hotel that is the centerpiece of downtown, but to do so in a modern way that felt relevant today, not like a stodgy museum. Balancing the historical with the current was really important,” says Anna McGrady Miller, director of interior design for The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry.... Read More

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Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture Receives Gift to Increase Number of Licensed African American Architects | Tuskegee University | Aug 2020

"Tuskegee University’s Department of Architecture has received an unparalleled contribution of $100,000 from the Cooper Carry Charitable Foundation, Inc. The gift will be used to increase access to the architecture profession for African American students ... Eighty thousand dollars of the gift will be used to establish new need-based scholarships for undergraduate students. Twenty thousand of the gift is designated for a student technology scholarship that will allow students to receive technology assistance by providing laptops and/or architecture design software – as Tuskegee has transitioned to remote instruction."... Read More

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New Restaurant, Waterpark Planned at Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in Naples | Gulfshore Life | Aug 2020

"Major additions to amenities are planned at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort in North Naples. Work began last week on a project that includes a new outdoor restaurant, pool bar and event lawn targeted for completion by the end of November, as well as new swimming pools, a lazy river, waterslides and more to be completed next May, according to a news release from the local luxury hotel ... The remastering design is a collaboration of Cooper Carry and Parker Torres Design."... Read More

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Renovations Could Be Hospitality’s Stopgap for Next Few Years | BD+C | Aug 2020

“When designing hotels, one of the first questions is: How can we bring F+B into this space? We expect to see more areas in the hotel become flexible spaces to dine informally. The entire hotel could become a great F+B experience,” says Bob Neal, a Principal with Cooper Carry’s Hospitality Studio. He, like other AEC sources, is seeing a spurning of buffets (which are highly profitable but can be infection traps) in favor of prepackaged room service and grab-and-go areas in lobbies and corridors.... Read More

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Designing Outside the Box | Lodging | Aug 2020

Simmel says projects now under construction are incorporating many of his firm’s social distance–friendly concepts, which perhaps foreshadowed the need but in fact predated the pandemic. “I don’t know if that says anything about the way we designed them or the situation that we’re in, but we haven’t really been asked to make a whole lot of changes to things that are under construction,” he comments. ... Read More

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Josh Daniel Promoted to Director of Landscape | Land Management | Aug 2020

"The move coincides with the firm’s enhanced focus on outdoor design as the pandemic has illuminated the need for increased open-air environments that allow for healthier gatherings. In his new role, Daniel will lead business development, design and site planning as well as the growth of the Landscape Architecture Studio by recruiting top talent and developing new business relationships."... Read More

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Covington Gets Keys to the IRS Site | Northern Kentucky Tribune | Aug 2020

"The City of Covington took possession of the 23-acre IRS site Monday, officially closing the book on the first stage of the reinvention of a significant part of the City’s urban core ... Cooper Carry led a year-long effort that relied heavily on market studies, the City’s needs, and public engagement, offering residents and other stakeholders dozens of opportunities to weigh in on the plan."... Read More