Cawley Architects of Phoenix recently completed architectural services for Doughbird, Sam Fox’s latest restaurant concept focusing on pizza and rotisserie chicken.
The 4,575-square-foot restaurant is located at Arcadia Gateway, 4385 E. Indian School Road in Phoenix. Cawley Architects collaborated with real estate developer Brian Frakes at Common Bond Development of Phoenix on the project. Cawley Architects also collaborated closely with Stephanie Ryder with Fox Restaurant Concepts, the in-house restaurant design team. Judith Testani with Testani Design Troupe of Scottsdale handled the building and the interior design concepts.
The restaurant was the first Fox project for Cawley Architects. Cawley Architects has designed many contemporary fast-casual restaurants in Scottsdale and throughout the Valley.
“Cawley Architects is proud to be a part of the team that brought Doughbird to life,” said Sherm Cawley, President of Cawley Architects. “The restaurant has been met with great publicity and acclaim and become a ‘feather in Sam’s cap.’”
Doughbird features a garden white design with exposed wood bow trusses on the ceiling and detailed French floor tiles. Steel casement windows allow natural light to flow into the dining area and the outdoor patio provides additional connection to the natural environment.
“Creating the exposed bow trusses took several months to properly detail. The trusses feature a wood color to reflect their natural beauty and contribute to the warm feeling of the restaurant,” said RoseAnn Linsmeyer, senior project manager at Cawley Architects.
“We were thrilled when Brett Sherin with Shercon Construction of Scottsdale was selected as the general contractor. Brett is a high-profile contractor in the restaurant and entertainment market in the Valley. The collaboration went very smoothly,” Cawley said.