The Airliner is a redesign of a residing restaurant in Iowa City. Located in the city's downtown area, the existing space is a three story narrow shotgun with a stunning view of The University of Iowa campus right across the street. I chose to keep the restaurant's existing name, using it as impetus for a design that is light, open and exposed, and looks back to the origins of flight and planes.
The redesign included a first floor kitchen space and small bar, a main stairway and elevator that lead up to the second and third floor dining areas as well as a mezzanine deck with a view of the iconic Iowa City Old Capitol and an elevated walkway on the third floor to inspire flight.
Also included are custom seating, tables and lighting.