MAY 2013 - Jacksonville Business Journal
An interview with ai3 and Chef profiles some of "The vision behind Tom Gray's Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails" and unique design inspiration from Chef and partner/wife Sarah Marie Johnston.
MAY 2013 - Atlanta Magazine's Covered Dish
"From Post It Notes to Edison Bulbs" Profiles ai3's unique Vision Session and overall Design process used to inspire Atlanta's most unique restaurants, such as Chef Kevin Gillespie's Gunshow.
MARCH 2013 - Atlanta Magazine's Covered Dish
"Common Quarter Opening in East Cobb"- Partners Chris Talley and Chef Chris Hall share their vision for the restaurant from the Muss & Turner's/Local 3 crew and include ai3's Vision Book of southern coastal and southern farm inspirations.
MARCH 2013 - Eater Washington D.C.
"There's No Place Like Home- Except These Restaurants"- Eater interviews Dan Maas of ai3 on the design of La Tagliatella, recently opened in Clarendon, "I feel extremely strongly about this idea of memory (Italian home kitchens)and how it evokes feelings of comfort," he said. "You talk to any celebrity chef in the country, and one of their main goals is to have their food be relatable in that way."
MARCH 2013 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In the article “Radical design for Top Chef’s restaurant unlike any before,” John Kessler features a time lapse video of ai3’s full scale mock-up for Chef Kevin Gillespie’s new restaurant. An interview with Lucy Aiken-Johnson discusses ai3’s Vision Sessions, the challenges of designing for this concept, and the lessons learned by exploring experiential design in a full-sclae mock-up.
MARCH 2013 - Grapes & Hopes Atlanta
“Common Quarter” to Open in East Cobb Summer 2013; ai3’s design is noted to bring Chris Talley’s vision of a “St. Simon’s feel” to this new coastal concept.
FEBRUARY 2013 - Jacksonville Daily Record
ai3’s design for Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails featured in the Daily Record, a new restaurant project in The Markets at Town Center. “A striking, two-level restaurant, whose contemporary architecture features glass, brick and steel.. floor-to-ceiling windows... will allow Moxie to glow (and includes an) interesting mix of warm and confortable design touches with a little bit of edge.”
FEBRUARY 2013 - Jezebel magazine
Atlanta’s premiere magazine focused on modern luxury, Jezebel's article “By Design” features our own Ethan Lewis, part of “An interior-design upstart refresh(ing) Atlanta’s trendiest restos.”
JANUARY 2013 - Atlanta Journal Constitution
The AJC reviews La Tagliatella at Emory Point, and takes note of “Atlanta design firm ai3 joined Spanish design firm DecoRetro to create a baroque atmostphere ina gallery-like dining room filled with dramatic architectural details”
JANUARY 2013 - Eater Atlanta
"Details of Kevin Gillespie's Gunshow, Opening in April" In an in-depth interview, ai3's Lucy Aiken-Johnson and Dave Heimbuch share what makes Gunshow different and the challenges of turning Gillespie's dreams into a brick and mortar reality.
JANUARY 2013 - Atlanta Journal Constitution; Grapes and Hops
Food and More with John Kessler features ai3's design in their"Sneak peek at Doug Turbush's upcoming East Cobb wine bar, Stem" to be located adjacent to the hugely successful Seed Kitchen & Bar.
LocalEats also features ai3's design for Chef Doug Turbush's new venture, in the article "Seed to Stem."
JANUARY 2013 - Atlanta magazine's Covered Dish, Creative Loafing's Omnivore,
Atlanta's upcoming projects: Gunshow, Ink & Elm, and Foundation are featured in "Atlanta's 13 most anticipated restaurants for 2013."
ai3's Gunshow project is highlighted as one of the "Five restaurants to watch in 2013" by the Omnivore blog.
JANUARY 2013 - Eater National
"The 40 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings of 2013" posted by Eater National features ai3's collaborative partner, Chef Kevin Gillespie, with his new restaurant concept, Gunshow.
DECEMBER 2012 - Sante magazine
"The Leverage of Flow: How to Harness Flow & Intimacy for a Better Guest Experience." Published in Sante, a magazine for restaurant professionals, ai3's Dan Maas shares a number of tips on how to help foster social interactions while still allowing a restaurant to function efficiently.
NOVEMBER 2012 - The Tennessean
Featuring ai3's design and neighborhood story concept for the Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville, The Tennessean interviews ai3's Lucy Aiken-Johnson and General Manager, Kimberly Basham, on the $5 million renovation to the Winston Hospitality project.
NOVEMBER 2012 - NEWH Features Seed Kitchen & Bar
Network of Executive Women in Hospitality (NEWH) features Seed Kitchen & Bar at Atlanta's industry meeting with ai3's Amy Price sharing the project's story and client's inspiration.
NOVEMBER 2012 - The Atlanta Business Chronicle
"Plans filed for Kevin Gillespie's Gunshow" profiles ai3's collaboration on the new restaurant in Glenwood Park.
"Chef Kevin Gillespie and ai3 to Push Dining's Boundaries with Gunshow- ai3 and Kevin Gillespie announce creative partnership."
The author of Fire in My Belly and Bravo's Top Chef Season Six Fan Favorite, Gillespie "needed designers and architects who could share my vision. ai3 was the obvious, and only, choice for me" to challenge the traditional restaurant design values and out-of-the-box thinking.
OCTOBER 2012 - Hospitality Design magazine
"ai3 signs on to Design Three Hotel Indigos" The national hospitality publication reports on ai3's work on the renovations to Hotel Indigo Downtown Nashville and Hotel Indigo Sarasota, as well as the Hotel Oxford by Hotel Indigo, a new development in Oxford, Mississippi.
OCTOBER 2012 - Atlanta magazine's Covered Dish, Midtown Patch
"Hudson North, pop-up restaurant, opens in Atlantic Station" highlights ai3's design which aims "to evoke the shipyard haunts near the Hudson River that co-ower Billy Streck once frequented."
"New Pop-Up Restaurant Opens in Atlantic Station" Billy and Jenn Streck of the popular Cypress Street Pink & Plate in Midtown Atlanta worked with the ai3 team on Hudson North. The design features the story of Hudson North written on the windows, "creating an undeniable charm and feeling of being part of welcoming community."
SEPTEMBER 2012 - Eater Atlanta
Eater's local Atlanta blog showcases (5) anticipated restaurant projects. Three of ai3's designs are featured including Chef Mel Toledo's "Foundation" in Inman Park, "Ink & Elm" in Emory Village, and the North America flagship location of "La Tagliatella."
SEPTEMBER 2012 - Hospitality Design magazine
The national publication focusing on the hotel, spa, and restaurant industries features ai3's design of Seed Kitchen & Bar "Home Grown: Redefining the neighborhood restaurant in an Atlanta suburb."
SEPTEMBER 2012 - Eater Atlanta and Grapes & Hops
National restaurant blogs feature upcoming projects by ai3 including Ink & Elm, Foundation, and La Tagliatella, as well as Top Chef Kevin Gillespie's Gunshow.
JULY 2012 - Interior Design online
Interior Design magazine's design blog highlights ai3's work with Chef Doug Turbush on Seed Kitchen & Bar in this month's Restaurant Design Roundup.
JULY 2012 - The Atlantan
The Restaurant Issue 2012 recognizes ai3 with "Best Restaurant Design", noting principals Dan, Lucy and Patrick as less like firm higher-ups and more like the vanguard of a heady and hip design club. With ai3's wide range of clients, "the only common thread is how perfectly appropriate each design is."
JUNE 2012 - Core77
Design Magazine and Resource blog, Core77’s Dave Seliger’s cross country road trip finds him in Atlanta at ai3’s studio. “Route 77
Travelogue: Defining the Future of Design” covers ai3’s Vision Session process and the designs we build with our clients.
JUNE 2012 - International Design Times
“Acru Community Bank in Georgia to Serve as a Community Center, by ai3” iDesign Times speaks to Principal, Patrick Johnson about the process of creating the bank-cafe hybrid, our goals and our inspiration behind the design solution.
JUNE 2012 - Fast Company Co. DESIGN
“How Do you Design a Bank Branch during the Post-Occcupy Era?” interviews ai3 about their design for Acru which pushes the idea of
community space, creating a neighborhood hub instead of just another bank branch.
JUNE 2012 - Restaurant Hospitality
“Get ‘er done: 7 ways to speed up service” ai3 Principal, Dan Maas, discusses how changes in layout and design can boost efficiency.
JUNE 2012 - Atlanta Journal & Constitution
The AJC covers Muss & Turner’s opening of the speakeasy concept, Eleanor’s, and recognizes “ai3’s cleverly disguised entrance.. and one-way mirror windows peeking into M&T’s dining room.”
MAY 2012 - Eater Atlanta
The national Eater.com blog recognizes the Top 10 restaurants that best represent Atlanta. 3 of the 10 are ai3 clients: 4th & Swift, Holeman & Finch Public House, and Miller Union.
MARCH 2012- Atlanta Journal & Constitution
5 of ai3’s clients are recognized as top 50 Restaurants in Atlanta: 4th & Swift, Holeman & Finch Public House, Miller Union, Seed Kitchen & Bar, and Bocado.
MARCH 2012 - Interior Design
ai3 comments and photographs included in “Positivity Issue” featuring positive projects and outlooks within the industry.
JANUARY 2012 - Bloomberg.com
ai3 and Continuum receive Gold 2011 Spark Design & Architecture Award for The Hub at Holiday Inn; The Spark Award focuses on promoting better living through better design, and evaluates design based on innovation, elegance, sustainability and durability,
JANUARY 2012 - JEZEBEL magazine
"Spice is Nice" profiles Fifth Group's Latin-American inspired restaurant, Alma Cocina, and includes "the dual design genius of Bill Peace and ai3... is categorically beautiful- and spatially perfected." Pages 38 and 39
JANUARY 2012 - The Atlantan
"If you dined in a new restaurant this year, more than likely it was designed by ai3." The Atlantan's "BEST of the CITY" issue highlights ai3's projects of 2011 and what's in store for 2012. http://media.modernluxury.com/digital.php?e=ATLA
JANUARY 2012 - Design Bureau
"The Sophisticate- H&F Bottle Shop" H&F takes the cocktail crase to the next level by offering a bespoke cocktail treatment in a history-steeped atmosphere designed by ai3.
JANUARY 2012 - Covered Dish
James Oxendine profiles Brian Lewis' STG Trattoria, set to open in March. Lewis is working with ai3 to create an atmosphere that "embodies heath and home but is also undeniably modern." http://www.atlantamagazine.com/covereddish/diningnews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10332286
DECEMBER 2011 - ICON magazine
The magazine of the American Society of Interior Designers studies "Hospitality Expectations- a socially charge experience" and discusses current consumer expectations and design trends implemented in ai3's design for the Hub at Holiday Inn.
DECEMBER 2011 - Hospitality Design magazine
"Social Butterfly" explores how big hotel brands are constantly reinventing themselves to stay relevant. ai3's work with Holiday Inn's The Hub is included in the profile of new, social lobby spaces. http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/hd_201112/#/42
DECEMBER 2011 - Atlanta Business Chronicle and Access Atlanta
"Seed Kitchen & Bar Opens" for Owner/Chef Doug Turbush, formerly of Buckhead's Bluepointe restaurant. ai3 creates a stylish, visually open space that blurs the lines between the kitchen, bar and dining areas.
NOVEMBER - Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
"The Influentials" ai3 Partners Lucy Aiken-Johnson, Patrick Johnson, Dan Maas, and Joe Remling selected as 4 of the 50 most intriguing, alluring, innovative, creative and captivating people making an impact on Atlanta design- right now.
OCTOBER 2011 – SFGate.com
“Design studio expands national reach, prepares to open second office in San Francisco”
OCTOBER 2011 – Covered Dish Dining News
“ai3 goes from Westside to West Coast” highlights our opening an office in San Francisco, headed by Joe Remling.
OCTOBER 2011 - HotelIndustryonline.com
"Going Social" shares the story of The Hub, from Holiday Inn's brand update 3 years ago to the design “set up like Lego blocks... (so) hoteliers have the option to retrofit into different spaces no matter what their hotel looks like."
SEPTEMBER 2011- Atlantamagazine.com
Covered Dish, Dining News blog covers HD1's design by ai3, "the joint that looks like a Nirvana rehearsal space knocked up the 'Brady Bunch' house."
SEPTEMBER 2011- Core77.com design magazine & resource
"2001 A Space Odyssey + Star Trek = ai3's SuperGroup Office" compliments the power of ai3's office design as an "experience" and suggests employees could function more in such a dynamically designed space.
SEPTEMBER 2011- What Now Atlanta
"Hotel Indigo opens Fox Theater inspired restaurant, plans floor-to-floor renovations" shares Back-Lot productions design and mentions ai3's anticipated design for the renovation of the guestrooms at Hotel Indigo Midtow http://whatnowatlanta.com/2011/09/13/hotel-indigo-opens-fox-theatre-inspired-restaurant-plans-floor-by-floor-renovations/
SEPTEMBER 2011 - Core77.com design magazine & resource
"If You Give Continuum 800 Sheets of Foam Core..." you create the ultimate, life-sized prototype. Core77.com shares imagery of our collaboration with Continuum, raking the best elements from cafés, bars and other social atmospheres, to create the Holiday Inn Social Hub.
AUGUST 2011- TheFinancialBrand.com
"Evolving for the Future: Repositioning and Repackaging a Bank Brand" profiles Acru's efforts to create the next generation of community based financial services with the help of ai3's design of a hospitality experience.
AUGUST 2011 - EATER Atlanta
"A Peek Inside Richard Blais' HD-1 Haute Doggery" highlights construction photos of the new Poncey-Highland restaurant designed by ai3;
JULY 2011 - Travel + Leisure
"T + L Investigates what Holiday Inn's makeover means for this important American hotel" profiling ai3's work with IHG, Intercontinental Hotel Group, and Continuum http://www.travelandleisure.com/articles/holiday-inns-image-makeover
MAY 2011 - AdWeek
After our Media Tour in NYC, AdWeek's Robert Klara profiles "New Room at the Holiday Inn: An Insider's peek at the chain's new look" See pictures of the full-scale, foam core mock-up in Boston while we were developing the concept http://www.adweek.com/news/advertising-branding/new-room-holiday-inn-131420
MAY 2011 - Atlanta Business Chronicle
The ABC reports on ai3's design and the upcoming launch of Acru and their innovative approach to banking "Woodstock Bank Tests Coffee Shop Appeal"
MAY 2011 – SWITCH Modern Spotlight on Design
Lucy Aiken-Johnson of ai3 part of modern speaker series. “Vision with Results” shares how people want experiences, not just things, and how harnessing vision and inspiration can transcend aesthetics and create experiences that challenge the status quo.
APRIL 2011 - Hospitality Design Magazine
"Mix and Mingle" On the heels of the largest project brand relaunch in history, HD highlights Holiday Inn's new roll out of ai3 and Continuum's Social Hub concept http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/nielsen/hd_201104/#/96
APRIL 2011 - Hotel Chatter
"Holiday Inn's New 'Social Hubs' Will Have You Playing Wii, Chilling in Cabanas and More"
View gallery of 3D renderings of ai3 and Continuum's collaborative design for the new Holiday Inn concept http://www.hotelchatter.com/story/2011/4/14/17545/6421/hotels/Holiday_Inn_s_New_Social_Hubs_Will_Have_You_Playing_Wii_Chilling_in_Cabanas_and_More
APRIL 2011- Atlanta Business Chronicle
"New restaurant lured" Fifth Group Restaurants announces collaboration with ai3 and Bill Peace Design on new seafood restaurant LURE in Midtown Atlanta. http://tiny.cc/hwk7f
MARCH 2011 - ATL Retro
"Kool Kat of the Week: Going Full Throttle, Italian-Style with Architect/Curator Joe Remling to Celebrate MODA's New Midtown Location" ai3 Principal Joe Remling has Q&A with ATL Retro on Italian Passione exhibit; Discusses oncept behind exhibit, Italian design, and motorcycles http://tiny.cc/7d3td;
MARCH 2011 – Global Innovation Report
“Brand Developments- Holiday Inn Social Hub” showcases design renderings from the team of IHG, ai3, and Continuum for the pilot project in Atlanta.
MARCH 2011 – Midtown Patch
“Museum of Design Atlanta drives into Midtown” promotes the opening weekend of MODA in its new location across from Woodruff Arts Center, also highlighting ai3’s Joe Remling as curator of the first exhibit, “Passione Italiana: Design of the Italian Motorcycle.”
FEBRUARY 2011 – Covered Dish Dining News
“Fifth Group Restaurants plans Tex-Mex concept in old Il Mulino space downtown” and ai3 and Bill Peace of Peace design will create the interiors for the 5,200 square-foot space.
JANUARY 2011 - Jezebel recognizes "Three Wise Men" of Local 3
Profiles Chef Chris Hall's partnership with Muss & Turner and ai3's work on this much-needed neighborhood spot, Local 3
JANUARY 2011 - The Atlantan features "Best of Food" picks including Local 3
ai3's rustic-chic design for Local 3 mentioned in the 'Grub Hub'
DECEMBER 2010 - Atlanta Magazine
In the much anticipated Best of Atlanta issue, the magazine "Applauds" ai3 for their contributions to the city.
DECEMBER 2010 - Office Insight
In the weekly industry publication, "Vision Session at ai3- A Conversation with Lucy Aiken-Johnson," focuses on ai3's process, culture and dedication to the studio mantra: Laugh. Listen. Respond. http://current.officeinsight.com/pdf/OI112910.pdf
2010 – Metropolis
ai3’s design for Miller Union is nationally recognized in “Great Good Places” for a neighborhood friendly design with an ambitious social agenda: to create and celebrate community.
SEPTEMBER 2010 - The Atlantan
ai3’s staff share their favorite (and quirky) design picks
JULY 2010 - The Atlantan
In the annual “Restaurant Issue,” Bocado, Googie Burger and Miller Union noted as hottest new restaurants in Atlanta
JULY 2010 – Creative Loafing Atlanta
Noon Midtown design described as “creating a vision of how Midtown could be, should be…”
JANUARY 2010 - Creative Loafing Atlanta
“Decade in Review - Look How Far We Have and Haven’t Come” suggests that ai3 “dominates the scene” of Atlanta’s restaurant design
NOVEMBER 2009 – Jezebel
“Organically Cool” feature on Bocado restaurant compliments ai3’s style as open and airy with a comfortable vibe
NOVEMBER 2009 – Knife & Fork
In its first coverage of Miller Union, K&F describes ai3’s design as “a series of volumetric spaces with specific functions”
OCTOBER 2009 – Creative Loafing Atlanta
Bocado’s design touted in “First Look” column
AUGUST 2009 - Contract Magazine
FLIP profiled in “Burger Boutique” design feature
AUGUST 2009 - HOW Magazine
“Super Office” features ai3’s design for The SuperGroup office. Described as a company embarking on a journey for an intergalactic environment
JULY 2009 - Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
ai3 partners, Joe Remling and Dan Maas, named in their annual “20 Under 40” awards
JUNE 2009 - Office Insight
Pallas Textiles' 20th anniversary piece covers Lucy Aiken-Johnson as Pallas Textiles designer
JUNE 2009 - Office Insight
In a story on Geiger’s newest designs, ai3’s work on the Peer Table collection is featured
MAY 2009 - The Atlantan
“Go West” profiles the businesses and creative studios on the west side of Atlanta. Partners Joe Remling and Dan Maas quoted
MAY 2009 - Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
ai3 contributes their insight into “What’s Modern Now?”
MAY 2009 - The Atlantan
ai3’s design for the office of The SuperGroup is showcased in their article “Wonder Boys, Activate!”
APRIL 2009 – Restaurant Hospitality
Lucy Aiken-Johnson describes how restaurant owners’ best efforts are made before you even break ground in “How to Reduce Construction Costs”
FEBRUARY 2009 - Metropolis
ai3 included in a feature on what’s next for architect’s Marcel Breuer’s final building – the Central Atlanta Library
JANUARY 2009 – Creative Loafing
Food critic Besha Rodell gives raving reviews to Atlanta’s first modern burger boutique – Flip. In addition to singing the praises of former Top Chef finalist Chef Richard Blais’ cuisine, Besha provides a review of the “modern and decadent” design created by ai3.
DECEMBER 2008 – Atlanta Magazine’s "Best Of" Issue
ai3’s clients made a splash in this year’s “Best Of” issue of Atlanta Magazine. Winners include: Holeman & Finch Public House (Best New Restaurant & Best Cocktails), Merino (Best Women’s Shopping Experience), Inman Perk Coffee (Best Coffee Shops) and 4th & Swift (Best Dish for Pork Lovers). Congratulations!
NOVEMBER 2008 – Hospitality Construction
As part of the magazine’s Commercial Kitchens supplement, Hospitality Construction provides an in-depth look at ai3’s conversion of Atlanta’s historic Southern Dairies facility into 4th & Swift, one of the area’s most acclaimed dining establishments.
NOVEMBER 2008 – Sante Magazine
In “Personal Brands Are In” ai3’s Dan Maas, AIA is featured as a guest columnist exploring how restaurants are building their success upon the personal brands of their chefs – from cuisine to design.
OCTOBER 2008 – Atlanta Journal-Constitution
In the Fall preview of “What’s new on Atlanta’s menu of restaurants,” the AJC applauds ai3’s “modern and edgy” design of one of the area’s most anticipated dining establishments – AJA.
OCTOBER 2008 – Interior Design
In this online profile of Tandus’ Atlanta-based showroom, Interior Design explores the design attributes that have earned the space LEED Silver certification.
SEPTEMBER 2008 – The Atlantan
Set against the backdrop of the firm’s most recognized restaurant designs, including 4th & Swift and Holeman & Finch, “Four Who Score” provides an in-depth look at the four principals that lead ai3’s award-winning design team.
SEPTEMBER 2008 – eG Forums
In-the-know Atlanta foodies know him as MicroPundit, the local blogger profiling the Atlanta restaurant scene on the eGullet Society’s widely-read forum. With the opening of 4th & Swift and rumors circulating around the opening of much-anticipated Aja, ai3 is attributed several times through the month as the design team behind these establishments.
JULY 2008 – Atlanta's Finest Dining
In the article "Design Firm ai3," the ai3 studio is showcased as one of Atlanta's preeminent architecture and interior design firms serving the local restaurant scene. One of ai3's most recent designs, Holeman & Finch Public House, is highlighted in the article, as is ai3's unique and highly-collaborative design process.
MAY 2008 – Atlanta Business Chronicle
The article "Georgia ASID Honors Top Designs" recognizes the ai3 team for its award-winning designs. Honors bestowed by the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers include a Gold Award in Retail for SIP, a premier urban lifestyle coffee house. ai3 also received a Silver Award in the Corporate Office under 10,000 square feet category for The SuperGroup, a world-renowned interdisciplinary creative agency. Founding ai3 partner, Lucy Aiken-Johnson, ASID, was also profiled for receiving the coveted 2008 Design Achievement award.
APRIL 2008 – Impact Magazine
ai3's experience and current projects are highlighted in the article "A New Breath of Life for Old Buildings." The article showcases one of ai3's recent conversion projects, the Tandus showroom located in a historic area of intown Atlanta. The Tandus space was originally converted from an old trolley barn into a modern office and showroom for the world-class carpet manufacturer.
AUGUST 2007 – Atlanta Business Chronicle
ai3 is recognized for its design of a new urban coffee house, SIP, in "The Experience". More lounge than java chain, the coffee house is part of a movement called Third Wave, which promotes local and independently owned coffee shops that serve sustainably grown and fairly traded coffee beans.
JULY 2007 - Office Interiors
Linksbooks, a leading international publishing group specializing in design publications that feature design, has chosen ai3’s “Artistic Image / Artemis Creative” project for inclusion in their July publication that features unique office environments.
MAY 2007 – Atlanta Business Chronicle
Three ai3 projects were honored with ASID awards for design and published in the May issue of the Atlanta Business Chronicle. The projects that received awards are: The Globe, Artistic Image / Artemis Creative and Small Concept.
NOVEMBER 2006 – “Through Traffic” Article in Interior Design Magazine
ai3’s design for Artistic Image and Artemis Creative was featured in an article that showcased ai3 ability to turn the concept of “shared resources” into the physical realm by using a dynamic form that links and inspires creativity. The project has since served to create a definitive brand for the client and has helped them acquire new creative talent on a national scale.
JULY 2006 - “Young Designers” Article in Contract magazine
ai3 was featured in an article titled “classroom chic”. Two years after the firm’s founding, ai3’s first built work, “The Globe” restaurant, is featured. To quote our client and owner, "The designers caught on right away," Lowndes says. "They understood how to make the restaurant mod yet inviting through the palette, furnishings, and lighting." Read the entire article...
SUMMER 2006 - “Inside Out” Article in AtlantaMagazine’s HOME
Lucy Aiken-Johnson was asked by Atlanta Magazine’s HOME to select her picks for outdoor furnishings. With a focus on contemporary design, the items selected range from lounge furniture to outdoor chairs that create outdoor focal points for the home.
SPRING 2006 - Bath Redesign Featured in Remodeling Trends
The bathroom, designed by architect Patrick Johnson and interior designer Lucy Aiken-Johnson, is featured in the article “Soothing Palette.” The article features several photographs of the redesigned space and graphics showing the before and after layouts.
MARCH 2006 - ai3 Designers Featured in Atlanta Homes “20 Under 40”
The article in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine, titled “20 Under 40 – The New Talents,” features Patrick Johnson and Lucy Aiken-Johnson as the “dynamic duo” slated to be “Atlanta’s next generation of talent” in the area of design.
FEBRUARY 2006 - The Melting Point Featured in ATHENS magazine
The Melting Point, a club and restaurant designed by ai3 and located at the Foundry Park Inn and Spa in Athens, GA, was featured in an article titled, “Get Up Offa That Couch!”
JANUARY 2006 - Aiken-Johnson Serves on National Jury for Contract Magazine
Lucy Aiken-Johnson, mentioned in the article titled “The 27th Annual Interiors Awards,” served as a juror on the awards panel for Contract magazine’s 2006 awards, including their Designer of the Year Award, the 2006 Legend Award, and the 27th Annual Interiors Awards.
SPRING 2005 - Aiken-Johnson Featured in Interiors Profile
Reviewing the NeoCon World’s Trade Fair, Lucy Aiken-Johnson is featured in the article titled, “Contractual Agreement,” in the Spring issue of To The Trade magazine, published by Homes & Lifestyles.
DECEMBER 2005 - Candler Park Loft Highlighted in JEZEBEL
The loft space, designed by architect Joe Remling, is featured in a 6-page spread titled, “The Finishing Touch.” The article talks about the minimalist, streamlined style and the loft’s eclectic elements that are blended together to create a beautiful space.
DECEMBER 2005 - Prize-Winning Bath Featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
The bathroom, designed by architect Patrick Johnson and interior designer Lucy Aiken-Johnson, is featured in the special issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine as a Bronze award winner for the “kitchen/bath” category.
DECEMBER 2005 - Loft Featured in Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles
The loft, designed by architect Joe Remling as his personal residence, is featured in the special issue of Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles magazine as a Silver award winner for the “Residence Under 3,500 Square Feet” category.
DECEMBER 2011- Alma Cocina opens in downtown Atlanta, 191 Peachtree Stree
The first collaboration between ai3 and Peace Design
NOVEMBER 2011 - Seed Kitchen & Bar opens in Marietta, Georgia
Chef/Owner Doug Turbush accomplishes his vision in his own neighborhood
SEPTEMBER- HD1 opens in Poncey-Highlands area of Atlanta
The successful partnership team from the FLIP Burger Boutique franchise, Barry Mills and celebrity chef Richard Blais, open a German beer garden inspired concept serving creative, modern hot dogs. http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/atl_tidbits/2011/09/blais-new-restaurant-to-open-soon.html
AUGUST - Mellow Mushroom opens in Fayetteville, NC
The first of 3 new Mellow Mushroom projects by ai3 opens with the 2nd highest sales record in the 27-year, 123-store franchise history. http://www.pizzamarketplace.com/article/184321/New-N-C-Mellow-Mushroom-sets-opening-record
AUGUST 2011 - 365 Atlanta
"Atlanta-Area Holiday Inn Gets a Stylish Makeover- First Holiday Inn in the World to Present "The Hub" Concept" Maura Neill is blown away by the Holiday Inn's transformation into a light, bright, and airy interior with an open and inviting variety of seating; http://365atlanta.com/2011/08/17/atlanta-duluth-holiday-inn-gets-makeover-the-social-hub-concept/
AUGUST 2011 - Living Life's Adventures- adventuregirl
"Holiday Inn Hotels Help Guests Stay Social, One Story at a Time" Stefanie Mills, One of Twitter's top global 100 and Top 50 Tweeple to follow, is the go-to for everything travel, she writes, ""The social space (at Holiday Inn) literally gave me chills down my spine- It was that good! Holiday Inn is setting the bar..."
AUGUST 2011 - Creative Loafing
"First Look: Cibo e Beve" Writer Cliff Bostock reviews the new Italian restaurant and ai3' open kitchen and warm cozy design; http://clatl.com/atlanta/first-look-cibo-e-beve/Content?oid=3843135
JULY - First Social Hub concept opens at Holiday Inn Gwinnett Center
After 2 years of development with IHG and Continuum, the revovation and test location for a The Hub concept is completed outside of Atlanta
JULY - Cibo e Beve opens in Sandy Springs
An Italian restaurant concept from Food 101 Concepts and Chef Linda Harell opens on Roswell Road
JUNE 2011- Neocon Chicago
ai3 develops modular lounge seating, "Tangent" with Loewenstein furniture
MAY 2011 - ai3 part of SWITCH Modern Speaker Series "Vision with Results"
ai3's Lucy Aiken-Johnson shares how people want experiences, not just things, and how harnessing vision and inspiration can transcend aesthetics and create experiences that challenge the status quo.
MAY 2011 - Acru opens in Woodstock, Georgia
ai3 and LEADER develop game-changing experience for the banking industry.
MARCH 2011 - MODA Grand Opening with ai3 curated "Passione Italiana" exhibit
ai3's Joe Remling curates Museum of Design Atlanta's opening exhibit which features Italian motorcycles
MARCH 2011 - Atlanta Magazine's Covered Dish "Q&A with design firm ai3"
James Oxendine asks our studio about the challenges we've faced, where we seek inspiration, and our latest projects. http://tiny.cc/pjgti
FEBRUARY 2011 - Atlanta Business Chronicle "Tuxedo Shopping Center Dressing Up Its Image"
ABC discusses the success of GNC Properties' renovation. As the northern gateway to Buckhead, the design of new tenants such as FLIP Burger Boutique has customers responding positively, suggesting their investment "was well worth it."
JANUARY 2011 - Jezebel recognizes "Three Wise Men" of Local 3
Profiles Chef Chris Hall's partnership with Muss & Turner and ai3's work on this much-needed neighborhood spot, Local 3 http://tiny.cc/lmz6e
JANUARY 2011 - The Atlantan features "Best of Food" picks including Local 3
ai3's rustic-chic design for Local 3 mentioned in the 'Grub Hub' http://tiny.cc/xaoi6
DECEMBER 2011 - News Observer reports "Mellow Mushroom coming to Cary"
Bob Greczn's entry into the pizza business makes news in North Carolina http://tiny.cc/i2u28 one of ai3's upcoming projects
FALL 2010 - Local 3 in Buckhead restaurant grand opening
Collaboration between Chef Chris Hall, Chef Todd Mussman, and Ryan Turner comes to fruition in previous location of Joel Brasserie www.localthree.com
FALL 2010 - Renovation to The Grape in Vinings Completed
Redesign and updates to The Grape’s look in its flagship location
NOVEMBER 2010 – Miller Union named "Best Restaurant of the Year" by Esquire
Esquire Magazine announces annual Best ROTY picks, including Miller Union, to be featured in November issue
OCTOBER 2010 – Pallas Textiles launches Provence Collection
Pallas Textiles latest cubicle curtain launch coordinates with the brighter and more saturated colors of contemporary healthcare design and includes the pattern “Perennial” by Lucy Aiken-Johnson
OCTOBER 2010 – FLIP in Buckhead grand opening
The third location of FLIP opens at Tuxedo Festival in the Buckhead district of Atlanta
SEPTEMBER 2010 - Bon Appetit names Miller Union as one of "10 Best New Restaurants"
Miller Union receives another accolade from the ultimate food magazine
SEPTEMBER 2010 – Creative Loafing Atlanta names Holeman & Finch "Best Overall Restaurant"
CL bestows the honor of Best Overall Restaurant 2010 to Holeman & Finch Public House
SEPTEMBER 2010 - Atlanta Magazine names Miller Union in "Best New Restaurants" Feature
Miller Union names as one Atlanta’s best new dining spots for 2010
SEPTEMBER 2010 – Creative Loafing Atlanta names Bocado for "Best Burger"
Westside favorite continues to receive high praise from Creative Loafing
SEPTEMBER 2010 – Travel & Leisure Honors Holeman & Finch Public House
Named one of the "50 Best New Restaurants"
SEPTEMBER 2010 – 2View Opens
2View brings sophisticated dining and viewing to the Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons
AUGUST 2010 – Joe Remling speaks at High Museum
Joe Remling conducts a tour at the High Museum and discusses how European design has shaped our everyday life
JULY 2010 - Googie Burger Opens
Centennial Olympic Park’s first on-site restaurant debuts
JUNE 2010 – 2 x 3 Stool Debuts
Geiger/Herman Miller introduce the ai3-designed 2 x 3 stool
JUNE 2010 – Holeman & Finch Public House named "Best Bar in America" by Esquire
Holeman & Finch earns high praises from Esquire Magazine
NOVEMBER 2009 - Bocado Opens
Westside Atlanta gets its first true neighborhood restaurant
NOVEMBER 2009 - Miller Union Opens
After months of anticipation, Miller Union opens its doors, further expanding the culinary scene in Atlanta’s growing west side
OCTOBER 2009 – ai3 presents at AIA South Atlantic Regional Conference
Principals Joe Remling and Dan Maas present “Cross-Pollination & Client Psychology – Drivers for A Higher Standard in Design Excellence”
SEPTEMBER 2009 – UN Hyde Lecture Series
Lucy Aiken-Johnson speaks on “Process” during the University of Nebraska’s Hyde Lecture Series
APRIL 2009 - Joe Remling Presents at Cooper Hewitt Design Institute
Joe Remling develops a training program on design process, understanding clients’ needs / goals and how to identify the “correct” solution
MAY 2009 – Geiger/ Herman Miller to introduce ai3 designed Peer tables at NeoCon 2009
Working with Geiger over the past year has yielded the Peer table collection. The table was designed to serve as a creative backdrop for spontaneous collaborative meetings. This is ai3's first furniture product design to be released on an international stage.
JANUARY 2009 – DWR Atlanta Studio "Design Speaks"
In the spirit of the New Year, DWR Atlanta has launched a new quarterly design dialogue. The events will feature guest lecturers and focus on different aspects in the world of design. For the inaugural evening, DWR welcomed Lucy Aiken-Johnson of ai3 to discuss design strategies for making a lasting impression for your business.
DECEMBER 2008 – FLIP, Atlanta’s Modern Burger Boutique, Opens
Restaurant industry veteran Barry Mills and former Top Chef finalist Richard Blais' joint-venture, Atlanta’s first modern burger boutique – FLIP, has opened. Both the food and the space harness a modern sophistication with a light-hearted approach toward the dining experience. The design of the restaurant, created by ai3, features a vibrant color palette and modern materials that reflect a playful integration of the term “flip.” Blond wood tables and aluminum chairs create a chic backdrop for the vibrant pops of color that come from the red carpet, while custom wall graphics stand out as vivid elemental works of art.
NOVEMBER 2008 – Aja Opens
Located in the heart of the Buckhead shopping district is one of ai3’s most recent dining creations – Aja. An Asian restaurant concept located in the space formerly home to Emeril’s Atlanta, Aja’s design spotlights the dramatic effects of bold colors and dark woods found throughout traditional Asian architecture. Highlights include an impressive entryway featuring a bed of river stones, a dark stained wood tunnel and Asian artifacts, as well as a modern interpretation of the traditional tori gate, 45 feet of high-backed banquettes and a 2,000 square foot patio space.
AUGUST 2007 - Tandus Atlanta Showroom Opens
Designed by ai3, Tandus’ Atlanta Showroom is set to opened in August 2007. A leading global commercial floorcoverings company, Tandus brings together the industry's leading specialized commercial flooring brands - C&A, Crossley and Monterey. ai3 along with the Counts Company, a Chattanooga based general contractor, worked closely with Tandus to convert a dramatic turn of the century trolley barn into a working showroom focused on hands on product interaction and education.
JULY 2007 - ai3 Partners with The Museum of Design Atlanta
ai3, led by Dave Heimbuch, has been invited to be the exhibition designers for "Sewlful: Hip Hop Influenced Threads" scheduled to open October 2007 at MODA, the Museum of Design Atlanta. MODA is the only museum in the southeast devoted exclusively to the study and celebration of all things design. MODA examines how design affects our daily lives through engaging exhibitions, K-12 educational outreach and exciting adult programming.
JUNE 2007 - ai3 Designs Inman Perk Coffee’s Emory Location
Designed by ai3, Inman Perk Coffee’s Emory store is scheduled to open in June 2007. Located directly across the campus of Emory University, the design of this coffee shop builds upon the success of the ai3 designed Inman Park location by folding in familiar elements such a warm lighting scheme, natural woods and comfortable furniture.
JUNE 2007 – ai3 Artistic Image/ Artemis Creative to be Featured on AIA Project Tour
ai3’s design for Artistic Image/ Artemis Creative was selected to be a featured project on the AIA office tours in June. The tour will be on June 23 and will be available between 2 and 5 p.m. For more information please visit the AIA Atlanta website at www.aiaatlanta.org.
JUNE 2007 – Remling Partners with Airstream
Joe Remling has joined Jennifer Remling in a partnership with Airstream to author a new book about the pursuit of passion and freedom in our professional lives. Airstream is an internationally-recognized brand of travel trailers based in Jackson Center, Ohio. Joe and Jennifer plan to interview a number of professionals in an International CCD Airstream trailer throughout 2007 to learn “how” they have pursued their passion and a carved a successful career.
JANUARY 2007 – ai3 Secures IQ Interactive Project
ai3 was recently awarded the commission for the design and consolidation of the IQ Interactive headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. IQ Interactive is a new type of agency that specializes in creating interactive broad band web experiences.
NOVEMBER 2006 - Small Concept Grand Opening
Designed by ai3, Small Concept had its grand opening event on November 18, 2006. Small Concept is a modern boutique for the junior set that features the perfect gift or outfit for any child under the age of 8. Located at Vickery Village in Cumming, GA or online at www.smallconcept.com.
OCTOBER 2006 - MODA Exhibit “To-a-T, t-shirt culture… cute or couture?” Designed by ai3
Featuring t-shirt designs from around the globe, with a special focus on Southern regional designers, MODA has partnered with SCAD-Atlanta to offer an exhibit sure to make a pop-culture statement. The exhibit layout was designed by ai3, Inc., and ran from October 19, 2006 – January 13, 2007 at MODA’s downtown location. For more information, go to www.museumofdesign.org.
OCTOBER 2006 - Pashmere Opens Retail Store
Designed by ai3, Pashmere had its grand opening on October 19, 2006. Located at 4600 West Village Place, Suite 3001 in Smyrna, Pashmere is a unique women’s boutique, offering clothing from upscale designers across the United States, from New York to LA to Atlanta, and places in between. This store is fun, energetic and now open! For more information, go to www.pashmereboutique.com.
SEPTEMBER 2006 - Artistic Image Opens New Office at King Plow
Beautifully designed by ai3, Inc., Artistic Image and Artemis Creative have opened their new offices at King Plow Arts Center. The space features a translucent tunnel that separates the businesses, but bridges the physical gap between the two studios and unifies the overall space. For more information, go to www.artisticimage.com.
APRIL 29, 2013 - ai3 and Moxie Kitchen + Cocktails to Bring Local Story to Unlikely Space
NOVEMBER 8, 2012 - Chef Kevin Gillespie and ai3 to Push Dining’s Boundaries with Gunshow
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 - New South’s Culinary Elite Partner with ai3, Inc. for Dining Design
JULY 7, 2011 - ai3, Inc. Brings Local, Artful Inspiration to New Mellow Mushroom Locations
JUNE 8, 2011 - ai3, Inc. to Design Atlanta’s Newest Sports Venue
MARCH 15, 2011 - ai3, Inc. to Design Atlanta’s Next Wave of Dining Hotspots
JANUARY 26, 2011 - Holeman & Finch Partners with ai3 to Re-invent the Package Store
NOVEMBER 17, 2010 - ai3, Inc. Reinvigorates Peachtree Lofts, Atlanta Architectural Landmark
NOVEMBER 16, 2010 - ai3 Strengthens Hospitality Expertise with Addition of New Project Manager
JULY 21, 2010 - ai3 Redefines Destination Dining in Centennial Olympic Park
2013 - Atlanta Urban Design Commision 2013 Award of Excellence - Lure Atlanta
The City of Atlanta's Office of Planning honors Fifth Group, ai3, and Peace Design for the design of Lure Atlanta. The award honors those projects, programs, individuals and organizations that have significantly contributed toward the enhancement of the City of Atlanta's built environment, the preservation of Atlanta's physical heritage and the sympathetic balance between the old and new.
2013 - Cibo e Beve and Acru win Georgia ASID Design Excellence Awards
ai3's designs receive a Restaurant Hospitality Awards for both Cibo e Beve and Acru project.
2013 - Seed Kitchen & Bar Wins IIDA Best of the Best Design Award
ai3's design honored as the only winner in the "Hospitality" category
2012 - Seed Kitchen & Bar Wins Georgia ASID Design Excellence Award
ai3's design honored In the "Hospitality- Restaurant Category"
2012- Acru Wins Georgia IIDA "Best of the Best"
Woodstock, Georgia location of Acru receives top design honors in "Retail" category
2011 - ai3 honored with Gold SPARK 2011 Design Award
ai3 and Continuum, along with the Intercontinental Hotels Group's Holiday Inn brand, received a Gold Spark 2011 Design & Architecture Award for The Hub at Holiday Inn, the global hotel chain's new lobby concept. The Spark Award focuses on promoting better living through better design.
2010 - SignatureFD and FLIP Win Silver in Georgia's Chapter of ASID Design Awards
In the categories of "Corporate Under 10,000 Square Feet" and "Hospitality Under $80 Square Feet," for FLIP Burger Boutique in Birmingham, Alabama and financial design firm, SignatureFD, for their excellent designs
2009 – Holeman & Finch Public House Wins Georgia ASID Gold
In the "Hospitality Under $80 Square Foot" category
2009 – Tandus Atlanta Design Center Wins Georgia ASID Gold
In the "Sustainable Design" category
2009 – FLIP Burger Boutique Wins Georgia ASID Silver
In the "Product/Custom Design" category
2008 – Lucy Aiken-Johnson, ai3 Partner, Receives ASID 2008 Design Achievement Award
Lucy Aiken-Johnson, ASID, one of ai3's founding partners, received the coveted 2008 Design Achievement award from the Georgia Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers.
2008 –SIP the experience Wins Georgia ASID Gold and Georgia IIDA "Best of the Best"
Both awards received in the "Retail" Category
2008 - "Common Ground" textile collection honored by Interior Design magazine
Over 20,000 Designers voted for "Best of Year" awards; Lucy Aiken-Johnson's collection for Pallas Textiles is selected as Best of Year product in healthcare textiles
2007 - The Globe restaurant/cafe Wins ASID Gold Award
In the "Hospitality Under $80 Square Feet" category
2007 - Artistic Image/Artemis Creative and Small Concept boutique Win ASID Silver Awards
In the "Corporate Office Under 10,000 Square Feet" and in the "Retail" categories
2006 - Inman Perk coffee shop Wins Georgia ASID Bronze Award
2005 - Atlanta magazine's Best of 2005 Design- The Globe Restaurant
2005 - Koroseal Loft Office Wins Georgia ASID Gold Design Award
2005 - LaFrance Street Loft Wins Georgia ASID Silver Design Award
2005 - ai3's studio and Atlanta Residence-Bath Win Bronze Design Award