One of the firm’s most notable hospitality projects is the critically-acclaimed Alinea restaurant with award-winning chef Grant Achatz at the helm. After nearly ten years of success and numerous accolades, Rugo / Raff was asked to re-conceptualize the entire restaurant. The Alinea team also commissioned the firm to work on Aviary & Next, along with the newest concept Roister - all located in Chicago’s Fulton Market neighborhood.  Rugo / Raff is currently working on yet another (yet to be named) concept and with the Mandarin Oriental in New York to develop a new lobby restaurant and lounge based on the Aviary / Office concepts.

Throughout the late 1990's and early 2000's, Rugo / Raff developed award winning concepts for the Flat Top Grill restaurants with locations spread across Illinois, Virginia, Washington D.C., Nebraska, Iowa & Indiana. The firm’s hospitality portfolio also includes a partial renovation of the Racquet Club of Chicago and additions at The Colony House at Mountain Lake in Lake Wales, Florida and The Spring Island Club in South Carolina.


RUGO / RAFF Ltd. Architects    |    20 West Hubbard St. Floor #5, Chicago, IL 60654    |    312-464-0222

RUGO / RAFF Ltd. Architects

20 West Hubbard St. Floor #5, Chicago, IL 60654    |    312-464-0222