At Blue Ridge, prototype building design means several things. It can mean a freestanding new construction project where the prototype building design is "site-adapted" for a specific location. Or, it can be a restaurant or retail space in a mall or shopping centewhere prototypical elements are adjusted to meet a specific function and "look" in a unique footprint location. Or, it can be an existing restaurant that needs remodeling to mimic the branding the latest prototype.
We do not approach Prototype Architecture as “COOKIE CUTTER” we feel that it is our responsibility to actually make better drawings. Better more concise drawings achieve less confusion and a better product in the field. This can eliminate unnecessary change orders due to poor drawing clarification.
Big Box Retail can have unique challenges all their own. Since big Box retail can impact a community in a big way. Planning Commissions, Zoning Reviews, and secondary approvals are common hurtles. Then there are the various building code requirements that vary from one restaurant to the next and can sometimes appear to be a moving target. Many times significant alterations are required of the building footprint and the exterior styling.
Restaurant projects can be challenging. There’s kitchen equipment layout, traffic flow for customers and staff, and maximizing dining room seating. Then there's the various health and building code requirements that vary from one restaurant to the next. Finally, there's usually a need for a cost-effective, yet distinctive "look" that your customers recognize and enjoy. You will appreciate our expertise in this area!