Thursday, January 18, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to another post from SWA Architecture’s weekly blog post.  This week we take a look at one of our more fun spots to come for a drink and a bite to eat.  This week we look at Miss Favela.



Have you ever had Brazilian cuisine?  If not, Miss Favela is the place so start!  Come for the food, stay for the ambiance.  This joint is inspired by bars from the famous city Rio de Janerio, with casual decoration with lots of beautiful details and differentiated service. 




Located in Williamsburg right next to the Williamsburg Bridge, this spot has live music as well as art that can’t be found anywhere else.  There is a warmth that cannot be denied here with much dancing to go along with it. 




SWA Architecture were there architects of note and expeditors.  We also are responsible for the beautiful sidewalk café.  That’s it this week for SWA Architecture’s weekly blog post.  Stay tuned for our next post, where we take a look at a place I guarantee will blow you away.  Follow us on Instagram to see all the projects we have posted about - @swa_architecture

Thursday, January 11, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello and welcome back to SWA Architectures weekly blog post.  Get ready because we are about to blow you away with this bonus post.  Today we look at our largest client for SWA Archtiecture, McDonald's.  Yes. That McDonald's.


Little backdrop on own of the most successful corporations in the world, McDonald's has 16,000 locations in the United States.  McDonald's was founded in 1940 as a single restaurant operated by Richard and Maurice McDonald, in San Bernardino, California, USA. They rechristened their business as a hamburger stand.



The first time a McDonald's franchise used the Golden Arches logo was in 1953 at the opening of Phoenix, Arizona, USA. In 1955, Ray Kroc, a businessman, joined the company as a franchise agent and proceeded to purchase the chain from the McDonald brothers. McDonald's had its original headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, but has approved plans to move its global headquarters to Chicago by 2018. 



McDonald's is putting forth a new brand and image throughout the country and SWA has been engaged to assist with this rebranding.  SWA Architecture are the architecture and permit expeditors for over 700 locations for the last three years.  There will be two more years of projects to come. 




Our work spreads all over the Northeast including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington D.C., Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.  You can see now how this is our biggest client, not only in stature but quantity of projects.  In addition, we are also the architects on McDonald's locations which are in historical buildings. 



One of the highlights that SWA Architecture is working on is a new McDonald's in Timesquare.  We hope it will be the busiest McDonald's in the United States.  That’s it this week for the SWA Architecture weekly blog.  I hope you enjoyed this post as much as we enjoy working with McDonald's.  Follow us on Instagram! - @swa_architecture.

Monday, January 8, 2018

SWA Architecture Weekly Blog Post

Hello, happy new year and welcome back to SWA Architecture weekly blog post where we take a look at a variety of projects that SWA Architecture has been a part of.  This week we are updating you on a project we have previously looked at.




If you don’t remember, we looked at this exquisite penthouse as it was first beginning.  We saw renderings of what it will become.  Take a look back in the older post to see the renderings then come back and see how it stacks up.  Pretty impressive seeing the real thing in the pictures provided.    



As a refresher, this is an SWA Architecture design and permitting project.  SWA also designed a roof access stair and penthouse for this apartment which is highlighted in the photos.  In addition, we also modified the interior space of this loft. 



Couple things before we wrap up.  First, this spot was one of the originators of the loft law in New York City.  Secondly, and more importantly, we would like to shout out client’s dog who passed away, Stella.  We have very fond memories of her.  That’s it this week for the SWA Architecture Weekly blog post.  Follow us on twitter to get the full experience - @swa_architecture