eating out

May 26th 2016 Comments: 1

There are two unmistakable signs of Spring in New York City – the first is the sudden appearance of inappropriate articles of clothing and the second is the arrival of outdoor cafe tables. There is something about glorious weather that makes you want to move the feast outdoors. We’ve always … [read more]

the re-purpose driven life

May 12th 2016 Comments: 6

Currently, the trendy buzzphrase in the architectural word is “Green Design.” This is basically defined as a philosophy of creating buildings that minimize negative environmental impact. This is accomplished by efficiency and moderation in the use of materials, energy, and development space. When asked if we practice this concept of … [read more]

reaching new lows

February 25th 2016 Comments: 8

Today, I’d like to offer high praise to the low ceiling. I certainly realize this commendation could be perceived as real estate blasphemy. After all, you never see property ads excitingly touting shallow ceilings as a desirable amenity. The origins of the architectural low ceiling (especially of the 8-foot-high-variety) can … [read more]

say la V

June 26th 2014 Comments: 5

With theatrical interiors by Susan Ferrier of McAlpine Booth and Ferrier, this new eatery has instantly been placed on the gastronomical map. Helmed by McAlpine Tankersley partner David Baker, every glamorous trick in the book was pulled to conjure spaces dramatic enough to house the gastric and vinous delights awaiting … [read more]

McAlpine Journal: Restaurant Design

associate decree

January 7th 2014 Comments: 2

David joins Bobby McAlpine, Greg Tankersley, Chris Tippett and John Sease as a leader here in our “factory of original thinking” (Bobby’s fond phrase for our office). David, a native Canadian, began working as a summer student intern and joined the firm right after he completed his Bachelor of Architecture … [read more]

redefining dining

May 1st 2012 Comments: 4

The dining room. It’s the space we were traditionally made to sit up straight and behave for a few excrutiating hours during holiday dinners.  It’s also the room we couldn’t wait to leave.  I think it’s because we seldom go in there; it’s simply not on our daily radar. Sometimes … [read more]

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