Designing spaces where people, food, and business flourish.

The AO Restaurant studio was established as a specialized vehicle to service the unique and evolving needs of our growing list of clients in the food, beverage, and eatertainment industry. Since then, AO has become a trusted consultant for some of the most recognized global restaurant brands and retailers, providing a range of architectural, design, branding, and development services.

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AOpen | A guide for restaurant owners

By Jeff Rabbitt & Ruba Younan

For this edition of #AOpen, we pondered practical ways for restaurants to rebuild consumer confidence through palpable cleanliness and great, proactive design.

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From Auto Repair Shop to Premier Dining Destination

By Jeff Rabbitt and Ruba Younan | Mann Report

A century-old building in quaint Old Towne Orange seamlessly blends the old and the new. Working closely with the City of Orange, The Orange Community Historical Society, the building owners and restaurant tenant, AO Architects crafted a design that pays homage to the past while representing the bold future of Bosscat Kitchen.

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The Allure of Japanese Interior Design in American Restaurants

By Rachel Pittman | FSR

AO Principal, Ruba Younan is featured in FSR Magazine for the Japanese inspired interior design of the ramen house IPPUDO in San Francisco.

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