Ruggles Green | Sugarland

Houston, TX | 2012

The Client located an existing building shell within a popular retail development for an additional restaurant location. The largest location for Ruggles yet, the Client is very concerned with sustainable business practice and building design. There are one of only a few Certified Green Restaurants, and the first in Houston. This concept spilled into the tenant finish project for this location at Sugar Land. The architectural design and selection of interior finishes were done with the intent of being recycled, reused, or salvaged. Several distinct dining areas were created both inside and outdoors by way of half-height banquette ends that separate spaces and provide for circulation zones.

We were challenged with connecting access to both outdoor patios while also making room for ordering and access to the private toilet rooms. The two outdoor patios are covered with custom steel shading devices. The rear courtyard seating area has unique “seating bowls” Tremmel Design Group designed to promote conversation, as well as designing large folding doors so that the outdoors and indoors line can disappear when open.

This project has been awarded the 2013 Retail Green Award by the Houston Business Journal.