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IRA COVID-19 Outdoor Dining Resource Guide

Resource Guide to Restaurant Reopening

City Open Workshop brought together participating designers (see Designer Directory below) in Illinois Restaurant Association office hours as they worked to answer questions for local restaurants each week. This group ultimately coalesced into the core team members that agreed on the need to create a restaurant resource guide for re-opening for restaurants and chambers of commerce as a pattern of similar questions emerged week to week. 

The group created responses and links to commonly answered questions and also elevated issues that required images or infographics to better understand how to set up a tent, sidewalk cafe permitting and parklets for example. Each firm worked on creating images that can be seen in the final guide.

CLICK HERE to download the full guide or HERE to download in Spanish.  





Aria Architects
Joe Vajda
Phone: (708) 445- 8400

Booth Hansen
Mark Pomarico
Phone: (239) 565-4236

Civic Projects
Monica Chadha
Phone: (312) 217 1570

Collabo Planning + Design
Adam Rosa
Phone: (312) 442-2004

DLR Group
Marina Berrones
Phone: (312) 780-1018


Integro Rehab LLC
Allyson Case Anderson
Phone: (312) 213-6321

Latent Design
Katherine Darnstadt
Phone: (773) 715 7041

O'Kelly Kasprak
Belinda O'Kelly
Phone: (312) 962-5977


Raino Architecture Office
Ryan Arnaudov

Phone: (773) 621-8659

Eli Lechter
Phone: (312) 763-7203 

Sam Schwartz
Stacey Meekins
Phone: (312) 736-2547

Brett Weidl
Phone: (312) 586-4748 

Teska Associates
Heather Faivre
Phone: (847) 563-9731 

Mark Lawrence
Phone: (312) 733-9800


The IRA makes no representations or guarantees about the design advice provided to the members.  Because the IRA is merely facilitating contact with these architects, you will have a relationship solely with the architect.  The IRA is receiving no referral or other fee in connection with offering this information.

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