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Tequila Butcher hired CNH Architects to remodel an existing restaurant to better suit their aesthetic. Updates included the removal of different floor levels to create one level seating for the restaurant and bar, adding a private event space with additional bar, and enlarging bathrooms. A covered deck area complete with fireplace was added for outdoor seating as a large fenced-in patio with adjacent green space for yard games to enhance the Tequila Butcher experience.
In addition, CNH assisted the owner with complicated city approval processes including stormwater design, landscaping, and parking requirements.
CNH Architects worked with The Misfits Collective in Apple Valley to remodel a vacant restaurant space in Apple Valley. A full wall was removed for an open kitchen aesthetic, allowing customers a view into the kitchen area. The acoustical panel ceiling was removed to reveal the existing barrel vault ceiling for an industrial vibe in the large dining room. A beverage area was also added adjacent to the kitchen. As the owners wanted to highlight and upgrade the massive existing patio, CNH added a new patio roof connecting the seating area to the existing outdoor bar. This not only updates the space, but also allows for outdoor use year round, maximizing usable seating and capacity.
CNH’s largest fire station to date, the City of Burnsville’s Fire Station No. 1 is home to a crew of all full-time firefighters and more than 44,000 SF with 10 apparatus bays. Firefighter safety was one of nine top priorities for the station. Multiple contamination zones and a designated de-contamination area will allow firefighters to keep contaminated equipment and clothing in the apparatus bay until decontaminated. Another priority in the design was firefighter mental health. A warning system that slowly ramps up with alert tones and lighting while only alerting responding staff ensures firefighters are not awoken in an abrupt manner. The station includes areas for relaxation with different lighting to promote natural sleep rhythms, as well as a yoga studio and meditation garden. Extensive firefighter training features including Firefighter 1 and advanced training elements are another highlight of the station.