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The 17 Most Beautiful Restaurants That Opened in D.C. This Year

Designers in D.C. kept raising the bar for creativity and verve with a slew of restaurant openings this year that wowed Eater editors. From an understated space full of slick, amber-hued wood at la Betty to the [...]

2019-12-26T10:55:11-05:00December 26th, 2019|Design, Clients in The News|

One of the Nation’s Most Exciting Design Hubs May Surprise You

For years, the reputation of our nation’s capital hinged on politics, monuments, steakhouses, and of course, scandal. But recently, Washington, D.C., has blossomed into a destination for design buffs. With a spate of design-forward hotel, restaurant, [...]

2018-04-18T09:53:21-04:00April 18th, 2018|Design, Clients in The News|

Value Engineering, Deadlines, and the Art of Making a Minimalist Design Come to Life

By Danny Klein from FSR Magazine Start, start, finish. Start, finish, finish. “I know that sounds ridiculous, but it’s honest,” says Rob Mescolotto, the founder of Hospitality Construction Services, of a recent project. “Money in [...]

2017-05-23T09:50:53-04:00June 15th, 2016|Design, Value Engineering|

Take a Look Inside Bethesda’s Kapnos Kouzina, Hospitality Construction’s Latest Project

By Aaron Kraut, Bethesda Magazine The Greek concept from celebrity chef Mike Isabella is set to open Monday for lunch and March 11 for dinner The crew behind celebrity chef Mike Isabella’s Kapnos Kouzina is [...]

2016-03-06T23:07:12-05:00March 6th, 2016|Design, Clients in The News|

Alternative Thinking Cuts Costs

By Barney Wolf, Full-Service Restaurants Magazine, January 2016 Raku in the Cathedral Heights neighborhood of Washington, D.C., relied on imagination to stay under its design budget. Sometimes decisions born in compromises end up as great ideas. Restaurant [...]

2016-02-15T21:26:49-05:00February 15th, 2016|Design|