A trio of designers redesigns Calgary’s restaurant scene.

`WL0616.FrankArchitecture.DanielWood_1“Inspiration for each project comes from somewhere totally different,” says Kate Allen, one of three partners—along with Kristen Lien and Kelly Morrison—of Calgary’s Frank Architecture. They designed the industrial-chic Last Best Brewery as a reflection of the brewing process (exposed structural details abound), and Pigeonhole took its cues from a Parisian wine bar and café (think marble countertops and reclaimed wood). When it came time to design a series of medical clinics, the look was sparked from research on patient anxiety, resulting in lush carpeting and even an in-house beverage bar. It’s all proof that the right inspiration can make any space feel like home.

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