On Wednesday, December 1, the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter held its Focus on Design Awards Program at the Dayton Arcade Rotunda in downtown Dayton. This salute to design excellence promotes and focuses attention on Miami Valley architecture firms producing quality and high-performance design in adherence to the American Institute of Architect’s 10 Principles of Livable Communities.
In Architecture Projects Over 5,000 SF, Revival Design Studio received an Honorable Mention Award for The Syndicate.
The Syndicate (Bellefontaine, OH) once served as Jackson’s News Stand from 1946-1993. The Syndicate features decorative and historic pieces from its former life. A large, custom-built bar topped with salvaged glass windows and large quartz countertops resembles a New York-style newsstand, while the walls are adorned in local Bellefontaine newspapers from years past. The restaurant’s massive indoor center hall also features exposed ceilings and elaborate custom tile flooring.
Revival Design Studio received a Merit Award for The Flying Pepper Cantina in the Interior Architecture category.
The Flying Pepper Cantina (Bellefontaine, OH) started out as a food truck and has grown into a sit-down restaurant featuring authentic Mexican cuisine, a tequila bar, and private dining space. It was important to our client that the environment feel warm and real with tactile finishes and showcase an awesome collection of Otomi art pieces.
The 2021 jury comprised representatives from the American Institute of Architects, Northern Minnesota Chapter. Katherine Gerzina, AIA, Duluth, MN, served as the jury chair.
A digital program booklet with photos of all submissions can be accessed here.