PATRIQUIN ARCHITECTS is a team of architects and designers based in New Haven, CT. The office has a broad range of experience in a variety of institutional, commercial and residential projects.
Our firm is dedicated to the development of elegant, sustainable design solutions. The studio setting of the office allows for collaborative design and excellence. Our approach to team design to include our clients, our engineering consultants and our construction partners brings a sense of engagement from all parties, resulting in successful and lasting designs.
What makes a restaurant layout efficient? And why is this important? At the most basic level, an efficient circulation flow and sight lines are the two main factors. Efficient circulation paths for the patron and for staff are essential to keep people and food moving efficiently to decrease wait times, and to allow for maximum… Continue Reading
The design of seating arrangements for a restaurant should reflect the type of cuisine and service that is envisioned. Ideally, a seating layout will have different types of tables, a combination of fixed and flexible arrangements, and will accommodate both small and large parties. Here are some types: 2-TOPS and 4-TOPS The building… Continue Reading
Lighting is one of the key elements in giving a restaurant its character and atmosphere. Beyond the basic level of light necessary for any space, the patron’s experience of the restaurant is heightened by the quality of light and decorative aspects of the lighting fixtures. There are 3 main types of lighting: Ambient lighting, which… Continue Reading
What brings the design of a restaurant to a cohesive whole is the sum of its details: – the materials palette: architectural finishes, cabinetry, flooring, fabrics, architectural detailing – the marketing materials: branding, signage, menus, business cards – the decorative elements: artwork, accessories – the table settings: table cloths, napkins & rings, tableware. Here are… Continue Reading