Houston, TX | Hospitality
Projects listed in order of when they occurred.
Ruggles Green - City Centre
The location at City Centre sits on the steps of a large grassy plaza and needed shading devices for their customers dining outdoors. Luckily, the existing building had detailing that was worth replicating.
The design is very simple, but has great function. It is a simple steel structure with wood elements to add warmth, electric heating units, pendant lighting, and an operable curtain for inclement weather. For the Client, it serves to extend their dining experience.
Healthy, useful, beautiful buildings
that attract business, please users and create value...
Ruggles Green - Sugar Land
The Client located an existing building shell within a popular retail development for an additional restaurant location. The largest location for Ruggles yet, the Client is very concerned with sustainable business practice and building design. There are one of only a few Certified Green Restaurants, and the first in Houston. This concept spilled into the tenant finish project for this location at Sugarland. The architectural design and selection of interior finishes were done with the intent of being recycled, reused, or salvaged. Several distinct dining areas were created both inside and outdoors by way of half-height banquette ends that separate spaces and provide for circulation zones.
We were challenged with connecting access to both outdoor patios while also making room for ordering and access to the private toilet rooms. The two outdoor patios are covered with custom steel shading devices. The rear courtyard seating area has unique “seating bowls” Tremmel Design Group designed to promote conversation, as well as designing large folding doors so that the outdoors and indoors line can disappear when open.
This project has been awarded the 2013 Retail Green Award by the Houston Business Journal.
Special spaces and places to reflect our community’s history while leading it into an active, sustainable future...
Ruggles Green - Heights
It is the intent of all Ruggles Green locations to design each restaurant location to fit in with its surrounding context instead of designing the same restaurant and placing it in various parts of a city, This way, each location has unique characteristics that fit into the neighborhood it is located. At the Heights, the goal was to create better street presence, a more efficient kitchen, and make the dining rooms accessible. Tremmel Design Group and the interior designer on the project, Craig Schuster at Schuster Inc., also had goals to brighten up the restaurant interior and exterior with brick and stone veneer, white subway tile, mosaic marble, and install translucent sun shades over the outdoor dining areas and restaurant entrances. There is a small solar array on the roof as well as an electric vehicle charging station in the parking lot.
Owner Plaque at Ruggles Green in the Heights.
“Ruggles Green would like to give a special thanks to GjR Partners, Tremmel Design Group, United Constructors of Texas, Nuvo Buildings, TX Solar Outfitters, The Heights Association, Zander Millworks, Larry Fagala Photography, Luminosity Lighting Design, Landscape Innovations, Joe W. Binning, and our patient employees for their commitment and perseverance during this challenging renovation project.”
Beautiful, value-added design with energy upgrades in concert with inspired new spaces that naturally ‘grow’ from their unique property.
Ruggles Green - The Woodlands
Located in a LEED Core & Shell, this location’s design goals began with meeting around a physical scaled model with the Partners. Featuring classic Ruggles Green elements, this location also brought in several new design ideas.
Much more of a muted palette, it emphasized natural elements and materials with a mix of very sleek lines.
Practical, functional, and work-enhancing spaces to provide the best value and energy savings to our clients...
Ruggles Green - Sugar Land Bistro
At the Sugarland location, our latest design work is still on the boards. An existing corner of the restaurant had been set aside for larger groups and conference meetings.
In the time since completing the project, the Partners saw demand for more casual gathering of after-work parties. Sugar land Bistro will include a U-shaped bar and high-top table seating to cater to the needs of their customers.