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CCS named one of the 10 Best Restaurant Architects in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley is an area that may not be recognized for its innovative architecture, nor for its growing food and restaurant scene, but it should be. With the growing populations of families, staff at large tech companies, and surrounding suburbs — now more than ever, people are wanting to wine and dine across San Jose, Palo Alto, and other nearby neighborhoods. Restaurants are popping up that provide options for exotic tastes and designs that rival New York and Los Angeles. Take a look at the top 10 restaurant architecture firms in Silicon Valley – with CCS Architecture named #4 on the list.

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Casa Amate wins IIDA 2017 Best Interiors of Latin America & the Caribbean for Best Restaurant

CCS is proud to announce that Casa Amate at Andaz Mayakoba Resort Riviera Maya was selected as a winner in the Restaurants category in the 2017 International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Competition. Congratulations to our talented team that worked tirelessly to bring this project to life!

The IIDA Best Interiors of Latin America and the Caribbean Competition was created to recognize, honor and celebrate outstanding Interior Design/Architecture projects that represent the highest level of creativity, originality and design excellence.



Watermill Residence named a Finalist in Interior Design’s Best Of Year Awards

This new residence in Watermill was named a finalist in Interior Design’s Best of Year Awards #boy2015

The 5,000 sf home is sited on a prime location in Water Mill, south of the highway with partial water views of Mecox Bay.  As a weekend home, it’s designed for casual Hamptons living with family and friends.  The design developed through a creative alliance between Architect Cass Calder Smith, Principal of CCS Architecture, and Designer Sharon Bonnemazou, Principal of Mode SB, who is also the homeowner with her husband.





CCS and MODE Interior Designs win HC&G Bath Design Award

The 2015 Hamptons Cottages & Gardens Innovation in Design Awards – Bath Design

Even though the owner and designer of this Water Mill bath, Mode SB’s principal, is married with young children, she wanted the room to have a masculine tone, while also being luxurious and discreet. The most compelling detail, and one that every judge made note of, is the hovering double vanity, illuminated from below. While acknowledging the bathroom’s “masculine appeal,” judge Kim Seybert enthuses that “a woman would still feel comfortable using it!”

For more info, visit the HC&G website





Barrel House Tavern wins IIDA NC Award

The tenth annual IIDA Northern California Chapter Honor Awards program was held last Wednesday at the Fox Theater in Oakland – the awards program aims to encourage new ideas and techniques in the design and furnishing of interior spaces.

Barrel House Tavern was a recipient of the “PLAY” Honor Award, along with Aidlin Darling Design for Chronicle Books. We could not be more thrilled to be in such great company and take home this prestigious award!

Located on one of the most scenic waterfront lots in Sausalito, Barrel House Tavern occupies 5,000 square feet on Bridgeway Avenue. With 140 seats, the restaurant features an enormous Carrera marble bar, a cozy lounge, wood fired pizza oven, and waterfront seating with breathtaking views of the Bay and San Francisco beyond. The building itself has a rich history: Built in the 1900’s, the space was once the original ferry terminal that shuttled passengers from Sausalito to San Francisco before the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge.



Fireorb at Press Lounge wins Best of the Year Product Award

CCS is pleased to announce that the Fireorb has won Interior Design’s 2013 Best of the Year Product Award.

This mobile fireplace, or “fireorb”, was a custom design by CCS Architecture in collaboration with Fireorb,  created specifically for the Press Lounge at the Ink48 Hotel in New York City. Fabricated in brushed stainless steel, it creates a futuristic look that matches well with the dramatic rooftop setting.



OneUP nominated for Best Restaurant Design

OneUP at the Grand Hyatt on Union Square in San Francisco has been nominated for Best Restaurant within a Hotel in the International Design & Architecture Awards. Please take a moment to vote for OneUP at the Grand Hyatt, which can be found in the Restaurant within a Hotel category.

Thanks for your support!



Hyatt Atlanta wins Best Restaurant Award

Hyatt Regency Atlanta

CCS Architecture is pleased to announce that The Hyatt Regency Atlanta was awarded Best Restaurant Design at the HA+D Awards Ceremony (Hotel Architecture + Design) in Hong Kong.

This restaurant, lobby bar, and cafe are located in the mid-century (1967) Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, which was the first hotel with a signature atrium, designed by John Portman. In the spirit of the mid-century legacy of the building, the design for all three of these venues is modern, clean and intended to be timeless, while also being unique and warm.

Prominent and near the hotel entry is Sway (southern way), which is a large all-day restaurant, designed with an exhibition kitchen, plus a wine bar.  The original restaurant, which was gutted, was just an extension of the lobby and had no positive identity.  The new architecture that we created now has a façade, which are the wooden sections that establish a border between the atrium lobby and the restaurant itself.  This creates a transition from lobby to dining that is still visually open and inviting.


The lobby bar for the hotel is called Twenty Two Storys, which is how many floors the atrium has from floor to ceilingThe design for this is distinctive from the lobby, yet fully open to foster as much flow into it as possible. Although the design is modern, the goal for this venue was to be a ‘modern tavern’.  The wood finishes are darker and the layout is casual to foster individuals and large groups.




Diane Middlebrook Writers’ Cabins wins CH+D Award

Wednesday evening we were thrilled to accept not one, but two awards for the Diane Middlebrook Writers’ Cabins. California Home + Design hosted their annual CH+D Awards at the San Francisco Design Center, where we accepted an award for Best Commercial Design as well as the “Stamp of Sustainability”.



Diane Middlebrook Studios – Nominated for WAN Building of the Year

Diane Middlebrook Studios

Hello everyone –

Please take a moment to vote for the WAN Building of the Year: The Diane Middlebrook Studios is nominated at #31

Fifty projects were presented as Building of the Week on in 2012. Now it’s time for the public to choose the 2012 Building of the Year. With just a few mouse clicks you can vote for your favorite here. The most popular project will be presented in WAN’s (World Architecture News) eMagazine #6|13 and on their website starting from February 11, 2013. We thank you in advance for your participation in helping us achieve our goal!
The Poll is open until January 28, 2013.

Please send along to your friends, family & colleagues – every vote counts!