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Maman, a French Coffee shop and Bakery chain based in New York City, added a new location in the Suburban Square Shopping Center for their first Pennsylvania location. JKRP worked with the existing infrastructure, utilities, and kitchen equipment of the former diner to create a sophisticated Cafe. Maman brings the atmosphere of a French Countryside […]

Chestnut Street Row

JKRP teamed with the owners of this prime piece of real estate at a very important intersection of the city. The low slung one story retail sits adjacent to a pocket park and alongside major office towers in the city. The tired facade had not been updated since the early eighties and just looked run […]

Hale Building

The Hale Building, designed in the early part of the last century by William G. Hale had sat vacant for years with only the ground floor in use. Most recently a Valu-Plus discount store had been the lone tenant. New owners bought the building with the intent of restoring the building to it’s former glory […]

Capital Grille Clayton

Darden Restaurants continues to improve their Capital Grille brand with a sophisticated contemporary vibe.  The interiors still provide their board room opulence in a new contemporary way. JKRP has been tasked with keeping their restaurants looking fresh for the next generation of power lunches and special celebrations.

Sweet Nel’s

Sweet Nel’s is an all natural gourmet ice cream parlor and gelateria in Wilmington, Delaware.  The  owner’s tasked JKRP to design a prototype shop with the hopes of franchising in the future. The warm materials is a departure from your typical ice cream parlor with sterile whites and poppy colors. Sweet Nel’s business plan was […]

Chestnut & Broad

JKRP Architects were the architects on record for the Capital Grille and Olive Garden, establishments comprising the corner block of the Avenue of the Arts Renaissance and Chestnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. To create The Capital Grille, we modified the prototypical design of Neimitz Design Group to create a luxurious and unusual space. The […]

The Capital Grille – Houston

As the chain’s Texas flagship store, the 375-seat restaurant features rich mahogany millwork, custom light fixtures, and brass detailing. The Capital Grille’s new prototypical design features have a more contemporary feel created by an enormous granite bar with large windows which open onto the outdoor patio.

Johnny Mananas

As a part of the Allentown downtown renewal project in the PP&L shopping center, the design of Johnny Mananas focuses on creating a dynamic environment full of vibrant colors and imagery. The dining area’s mezzanine was constructed to create additional seating capacity and visual interest with its stacked and rotated architectural elements while the U-shaped […]

Stone House Restaurant

The Stone House Restaurant is a comprehensive renovations project for a premier Central New Jersey restaurant facility. The exterior is adorned by 10 acres of lush, manicured grounds with English and prairie-style gardens, while the interior features classic and clean lines, patterned wood floors, a substantial stone fireplace, custom designed lighting system, and an appreciation […]


The atmosphere of the 180-seat restaurant is created by a lit-up elliptical bar which opens up into the lush outdoor dining area. The restaurant has a modern yet casual feel and is an addition to Trilogy apartments, the second in a chain that has opened in the suburbs of Philadelphia.