June 2012: New Projects Portfolio
Phoenix adaptive reuse project; urban-style apartments in Denver suburb; Indy office building turned into schools; renovated Delaware courthouse.
Phoenix-area adaptive reuse project is latest in hospitality partnership
The Phoenix office of architecture firm Shepley Bulfinch and Upward Projects, a group of local restaurateurs, have partnered to create Postino East, a new dining spot in Gilbert, Ariz., and the third in a line of local Postino WineCafe restaurants. The hospitality project involved renovation of 2,700 sf in the southern end of the former GrainBelt Building. It is the second collaboration between Shepley Bulfinch and Upward Projects. The restaurant’s design aims to blur boundaries between the indoors and outdoors, with a signature interior-exterior bar to draw in customers and a wraparound patio. Postino East opened in March.