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p o r t f o l i o :

R e s t a u r a n t s


p r o j e c t Silo


Designed by Sprinkle & Co. Architects and completed

Elevated Cuisine, San Antonio

c l i e n t Patrick

in 2008, Silo’s second San Antonio location occupies

and Cari Richardson

a r c h i t e c t Sprinkle

& Co. Architects (formerly Sprinkle Robey

d e s i g n t e a m Davis

materials and compositions over familiar design ele-

Construction Mechanical (mechanical); Beyer Plumbing

ments. The tall entry foyer serves as the martini bar on

(plumbing); Persyn Engineering (structural); Mission Restaurant

the ground level and provides access to the main dining

Supply (kitchen)

area on the second level. A shallow and narrow fountain

c o n s u l t a n t s Beyer


preserve but also refresh the restaurant’s identity. This was achieved through the use of new and unexpected

c o n t r a c t o r Malitz


Sprinkle, AIA; Travis Lucy; Michelle Hartl;

Anilu Trevino


8,900 square feet and two floors within a suburban retail development. The owners requested that the architects


p h o t o g r a p h e r s Chris

graces the entryway and sets a Zen-like tone, while a

Cooper; Paul Hester

large, curved rusted steel sculpture separates the circu-

Two Levels 1 lobby 2 bar 3 stage 4 dining 5 kitchen 6 private room 7 open below 8 elevator

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r e s o u r c e s granite : Delta Granite & Marble; backlit bar countertops :

lation from the lower-level lounge areas. Patrons access

Lightblocks; plastic fabrications : 3Form; waterproofing : Emser Tile &

the second floor by way of a copper-clad glass elevator.

Stone; metal doors : Curries Essex (Wesley Thompson Hardware; wood

The upstairs dining space focuses on a large, open

doors :

Mohawk (Wesley Thompson Hardware); access doors : Cornell

kitchen on one side and a floor-to-ceiling glazing on the

(Alamo Door Systems); glass : Biela Glass; tile : Hakatai, American

other. A series of small, private dining rooms feed off the



main dining space. As an homage to turn-of-the-century

tiles : Shaw Contract Group (Commercial Surfaces); lavatory faucets :

Parisian cafés, a continuous band of narrow mirrors runs

Hansgrohe Axor;

Bradley (DEA Specialties);

above the seating booths giving patrons better sight

Mission Restaurant Supply; wine room cooler :

lines in all directions. Decorative lighting accents rich

special ceiling surfaces :

restroom accessories :

food service equipment : 6 1

Breezaire; Muzak;

blinds :


dimming system :

Primus Lighting

Maharam Fabric;

elevator :


paint :

sound system :

surface textures including wood, textiles, copper, rusted

Artemide, Lightolier,

steel, glass, and stone. A contrast is created between


lighting :


the light and airy upstairs formal dining spaces and the dark and intimate lounge areas below. N o e l l e


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