2014 Atlanta Urban Design Commission Award of Excellence
A longtime resident in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward community, Rathbun Steak is part of Chef Kevin Rathbun’s award winning restaurant group.  Kevin approached us with a desire to improve an existing exterior patio, which is conveniently located next to the Atlanta BeltLine.  Because of the increased foot traffic on the BeltLine, an opportunity arose to enhance the presence of the restaurant, and provide a covered patio for cocktails and private events.  The boundaries of the patio are set by the BeltLine facing brick fireplace, and ipe drink rails.  The soaring painted steel structure reflects the existing canopy on the building, yet is raised up the same proportion as the corrugated structure above the building.  Most nights, you can find the Chef himself enjoying a cigar by the fireplace and chatting with patrons.
Photography by Blake Burton