Category: Hospitality

Pink Palace Mansion

  Having served several functions in its lifetime, the Pink Palace Mansion has been renovated to showcase historical exhibits and provide wedding & event venue amenities. Originally designed as a 2-story home in the Romanesque Revival style, its owner Clarence Saunders, the Piggly Wiggly grocery store magnate, lost his fortune in the stock market mid construction. It was later donated to the City of Memphis, completed with city funds and opened in... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Collegiate Hotel in Auburn

         ANF Architects designed the renovation and repurposing of the 21,000 SF historic Wittel Dormitory, originally a girl’s dormitory built in 1941, into a 41 Room boutique hotel. This adaptive reuse project, steeped in history, creates a sense of place, preserving the historic integrity of the building and incorporating reclaimed materials into the design.  In addition to 41 unique guestrooms, hotel amenities... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, August 31, 2018

The Village at Germantown

     ANF worked with the Village at Germantown, a senior living community, to expand their campus from 2015 to 2017. Starting in 2015, ANF designed the expansion to the Village’s formal dining room to meet the needs of their expanding population and to give the space a refreshing, updated feel. Shortly thereafter, work began on a new 60,000 SF, three-story independent living apartment building, which contains a mix of one-, two-, and... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, August 31, 2018

West Tennessee Solar Farm Information and Welcome Center

              1-40 Solar Farm Information & Welcome Center This 14,000 SF information & welcome center offers an educational component for the West Tennessee Solar Farm, which is a model of sustainable and energy-driven design. In 2012, the West Tennessee Solar Farm officially began generating power. The 5-megawatt facility, developed by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation, is located on Interstate-40 about 30... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, March 23, 2018

Flight Operations & Pilot’s Lounge

FEDEX This project renovated and modernized the FedEx Flight Operations & Pilot’s Lounge. Renovated areas include: Security Screening, Flight Planning, Training Areas, Manager’s Offices and a Café. Lounge Space was added to provide a respite for pilots before and between flights around the world. The addition of Collaborative Areas create space for pilots to interact in a comfortable setting. Phased construction allowed uninterrupted... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Friday, November 24, 2017

Levitt Shell Renovation & Improvements - Phase 2

<!-- --> The Levitt Foundation ANF Architects worked closely with the Levitt Foundation to renovate, preserve, and restore the 1930's era outdoor concert shell after it had fallen into a state of disrepair and was shut down by the city. The orchestra shell reopened in 2008 and was rebranded as the Levitt Shell. The project was an immediate success that was embraced by the Memphis Community. The audience and community support for... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The University Club of Memphis Athletic Facility Renovation

Built in 1957, the University Club Athletic Building originally provided both members and guests with locker rooms, handball and squash courts and lounge facilities. Over the years, as athletic demands evolved, the building was renovated several times. Unfortunately, since the last major renovation in the 1990’s, the building had severely declined due to continued heavy use and deferred maintenance. In 2013, the Board of Directors and the... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, May 4, 2017


EDUCATION REALTY TRUST ANF Architects provides design services for EdR, from new multi-story Live/ Learn developments, to renovations of student housing facilities and offices. To date, ANF has worked with EdR on over 20 properties in 14 states, assisting with space planning, finish selections, exterior paint selection, furniture selections, and standards establishment for student apartments that balance cost with durability. This practice has enabled EdR to take... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, May 1, 2017


  This project renovated the CTI Imax Theater at the Pink Palace and converted the film-based Imax technology to state-of-the-art 3D Digital with a new screen and projection area. The rebranded theater, now named the CTI 3D Giant Theater is the largest movie screen in Memphis. The Memphis Pink Palace Family of Museums' CTI 3D Giant Theater uses RealD 3D digital, provided by D3D. The switch to digital equipment has enabled the Pink Palace to show any type of movie that... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 13, 2017

The University Club of Memphis Dining Renovations

ANF was asked to design a renovation for the University Club of Memphis. This project included: • improvements to the pool and entertainment for the kids • expanded outdoor dining • a new formal dining room • upgrades to the athletic building and fitness center, including new treadmills and fitness equipment • complete rework of all 4 outdoor tennis courts • Dining Room Renovations • Patio Renovation • Bar Renovation The four... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Sam's Town Casino and Gambling Hall

The second phase of construction begun shortly after Sam's Town opened. It included the addition of 400 hotel rooms and a landscaped pool and recreation area, all completed within eight months. This development is in an entertainment and gaming destination housing seven casinos surrounded by the river delta of northern Mississippi. ANF finalized the Phase I design of Sam's Town Casino in four months and facilitated construction during five winter months to complete the... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Round One Bar and Restaurant

ANF created a space for Round One Bar and Restaurant that projects a sporty feeling without the use athletic paraphernalia. With contemporary accents and a focus on the comfort of the patrons, Round One enabled patrons to focus on sporting events in an upscale and clean environment. The round shape of the bar was inspired by the name and gives a nice focal point for the entry. Using warm wood tones and natural leather, ANF created a space that would hold up throughout the years. Also,... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Par-A-Dice Hotel

  BOYD GAMING CORPORATION This interior architecture redesign for Boyd Gaming Corporation's East Peoria, IL hotel redirects a previously troubled hotel and casino project. Construction was completed within five months of the approval of preliminary designs. The addition of a wide array of custom fixtures and finishes modifies and warms an Art Deco design theme. ANF assisted Boyd Gaming with identification, procurement, and installation of regional art to complement the... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

MEMPHIS BROOKS MUSEUM OF ART This addition and related renovation doubles the size of the museum while re-orienting the main entry for increased visibility and accessibility. The 1916 original building designed by James Gamble Rogers continues to serve as gallery space and special event entry. The museum's Brushmark Restaurant opens onto a large terrace with panoramic views of the surrounding historic urban Overton Park. Thought to have been lost during earlier... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Interim Restaurant

ORIGINALLY WALLY JOE'S The design on Interim, formerly Wally Joe's, creates a chic restaurant as an exhibition space for the culinary style of the chef. The interiors emphasize an open kitchen "fused" with the dining rooms to bring the relationship between chef and his patrons to center stage. The chef’s philosophy of using high-quality ingredients prepared in simple yet inventive ways is mirrored in the spatial relationships and selection of simple and... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Horseshoe Casino Wine Room

ANF designed and furnished the wine cellar at Harrah’s Horseshoe in Tunica, MS to be used for private dining and tastings as well as storage and display of their wine collection.   The warm, intimate design features wine crate and brick clad walls, cork floors, and a custom black walnut slab table. The temperature-controlled storage room contains a variety of wine racks and shelves, as well as refrigerated storage to house Horseshoe’s extensive collection.... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Gate Gourmet Flight Kitchens

ANF, utilizing flight-kitchen design specialization, have worked with Gate Gourmet (formerly Dobbs International Services) on over forty commercial kitchens and food distribution centers over the past 30 years. Gate Gourmet is the world's largest independant provider of catering and provisioning services for airlines and railroads.These commercial kitchens are designed and equipped for the preparation of over 200 million meals a year to 270-plus customers at 120 airports... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Fishbone's Restaurant

400 MONROE ASSOCIATES This satisfying design effort created exterior and interior detailing, signage, wall coverings, menus, and logos to brand one of Michigan's highest-ranked and reviewed seafood establishments. Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen in Detroit coordinates architecture and interior design to produce an exciting space designed to handle large crowds. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Delta Downs Racetrack and Casino

DELTA DOWNS ANF renovated and upgraded this large racetrack and entertainment facility with 1,700 slot machines, two snack bars, retail outlets, a 600-seat grandstand, a jockey club, a jazz club, three video bars, one fine restaurant, and one 350-seat buffet. In addition, ANF added 16,000 square fett of new building space to serve as administrative and support areas. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Camp Kia Kima Dining Hall

CHICKASAW COUNCIL OF THE BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Located in the center of camp, this new 12,000 SF dining hall seats 540 boys at one sitting. The building also serves as a conference center, an education center, an indoor climbing wall facility, and a theater. Two massive fireplaces with carved mantles, located at either end of the dining area, reinforce the connection between nature and the man made environment. Using local stone, timber trusses, metal roof and wood... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Boyd Gaming Master Plan

BOYD GAMING ANF provided Boyd Gaming with two schemes for two potential hotel and casino locations in Palm Beach, FL. The first, Jai Alai Fronton and Casino included an extensive renovation of a 318,000 square foot facility into an updated entertainment complex. The second, Palm Beach Kennel Club and Casino, provided for a 121,000 square feet of renovation and expansion of an existing race track. The expansion was to include additional concessions and dining areas, more... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

Bosco's Franklin, TN

BOSCO'S ANF Architects provided interior design and branding services to Bosco’s restaurant and brewpub in the center of historic Franklin, TN. When Bosco's was ready to open its fifth location, they asked ANF to bring together the best parts of their existing restaurants in order to create a cohesive, refined space. Using fresh inspiration, the design team created an atmosphere for patrons to enjoy good beer and good food. The primary parameter given by the client... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Thursday, April 6, 2017

GateGourmet Atlanta

    Gategourmet Unit #301 Relocation Atlanta This new in-flight catering kitchen has been relocated to a renovated, 72,000 SF +/- tilt-up concrete warehouse (originally constructed in 1997). The roof is supported by steel columns with steel girders and bars joists. Entrances to the kitchen consist of a public entrance to the offices, two employee entrances from parking, and an entrance to the receiving dock with four roll-up doors (one occupied by a card board compactor).... Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Wednesday, March 1, 2017

In-flight catering kitchen, Hartsfield International Airport

   Gate Gourmet For Gategourmet, ANF Architects is converting an existing 72,000 SF warehouse building located just east of Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport into a modern, high tech inflight catering facility. This facility will replace a 35 year old facility located on airport property that has been condemned for future airport construction. The facility is scheduled to open in early fall of 2017.   Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, February 6, 2017

Viking Culinary Arts Centers

VIKING RANGE, LLC. The design of the Viking Culinary Arts Centers is based on a concept of an early 20th century dry goods store. All of the merchandise is on display and easily accessible for customers to see, pick up, and hold so that the customer actually experiences the product. Memphis, TN; Franklin, TN; Bryn Mawr, PA; Atlanta, GA; Garden City, NY; Brentwood, MO Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Viking Training Center

VIKING RANGE, LLC. This corporate training center in Greenwood, MS provides training and exposure for new lines of Viking products to dealers and distributors. The large demonstration kitchen and presentation theater enable groups to watch the products being used while the prep kitchen allows them to try them out for themselves. The facility is also used for internal company training and meetings and has conference and administrative areas. Read More
Posted by Bailey James at Monday, April 6, 2015