Recent Trends in Hospitality Architecture

Recent Trends in Hospitality Architecture

October 28, 2016

The restaurant business is known for being difficult, with even experienced chefs and entrepreneurs encountering many challenges in keeping their doors open. If you are considering getting into the hospitality industry, or are looking for ways to stay relevant in today’s fast-paced restaurant world, it is important to work with a Tucson architecture firm. Your architect can help you understand the latest trends in design, and keep you on the cutting edge of your industry to draw in new and repeat customers. Read on to learn more about the most recent trends in hospitality architecture.


“Bigger is better” was once the dominant way of thinking when it came to restaurants and food halls. Today, however, restaurants and food halls may experience greater success when the spaces they occupy are smaller. When you have a smaller space, you can focus on what your customers want and appeal to your key demographic. Instead of trying to be all things to all people, a smaller space can allow you to identify and improve on your strengths to make you stand out from the competition. A smaller food hall is also less overwhelming to customers, as they will have some choices, but not so many that it becomes daunting.


In addition to working with your architect to make use of the space you have, you may also want to narrow your focus by identifying a theme for your restaurant or food hall. The focus on locally produced and sustainable food is growing, and may attract new customers to your establishment. Even if you have a number of vendors in your space, you can limit them to ones that fall within the bounds of your theme. It could be a relatively broad category as a theme such as a certain cuisine, or you could require that vendors have at least one locally sourced item on their menu regardless of what type of food they serve.

Call the design experts at Sears Gerbo Architecture of Tucson at (520) 722-5079 to discuss your goals and visions for your next venture into the hospitality industry. Our projects range from simple to complex, so let your imagination be your guide. Visit our website for a closer look at what we do.

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