Hospitality Design

We belive the commercial market is a dynamic and fluid environment with two key needs: A healthy, invigorating spatial environment to nourish productivity and creative ideas, and a sensitive response to the business' environment in order to address a company's key demographic and social needs. JAHarchitects has more than thirty years of experience designing hospitality spaces for clients throughout the southeast United States. Hospitality buildings include:​

  • Hotels

  • Restaurants

  • Assisted Living

JAH believes in architecture which responds to a building's environment, and its user's needs. Our dedication to a responsive architecture results in a loyal and growing list of clients, and a four-time Best of Tampa award in Architectural Services from the U.S. Commerce Association.


Chivas Restaurant

Project Info: 14,000sf Office building in Tarpon Springs, FL


Project Scope:

Gulf Management Systems headquarters displays a dichotomy between the lower, more open space designed for transparency and client interaction, and an upper, more opaque layer for private functions. These levels of opacity inform the functions of the building, as well as material selections of brick, stone, and copper to give an impression of solidity and permenance.


IGD Hospitality

Third and fourth floor renovation of IGD Hospitality office. Design features include a suspended floor, which allowed minimul use of columns, and transparency between floors apparent in the double-height opening. Glass office partitions maximize interior space. Original floor and ceiling joists preserved. Completed 2007



7,500 SF Coffee Bar, Liquor Bar, private- and semi-private dining ; seating for 150


Additional Projects


 - Seating for 100 seats. Kitchen to serve 400 meals a day (Spanish Fork City, UT)      

- Seating for 50 seats. Kitchen to serve 200 meals a day (Lafayette Hill, NC)


Coffee Mart      

- 3,000 SF coffee house (St. Petersburg, FL)


Bagel House      

- 2,500 SF with 25 seats (St. Petersburg, FL)


Tallahassee Civic Center      

- 5,000 SF commercial kitchen serving 14,000 seats, and 1,000 table ballroom (Tallahassee, FL)


Bethel AME    

- Commercial Kitchen for K-12 school and 1,200 seat auditorium, 150 meals per day (Tallahassee, FL)


Jefferson Christian Academy      

- Commercial kitchen for K-12 school, 400 meals per day (Birmingham, AL)


Italian Grille      

- 75 seat restaurant (Clearwater, FL) Charley's Steak House      

- 60 set outdoor food and bar area w/ 2-story brick fireplace and 250 SF storage (Tampa, FL)


United Methodist Church      

- Commercial kitchen for 300 meals and 628 seat auditorium (Seffner, FL)


UNC Hospitals

- Neuroscience Hospital      

- 2,000 SF commercial kitchen, seating 80, serving 300 (Chapel Hill, NC)


UNC Hospitals

- Women and Children Hospital      

- 3,000 SF commercial kitchen, seating 120, serving 400 (Chapel Hill, NC)


Memorial Hospital - West      

- 2,500 SF commercial kitchen with seating for 60, serving 150 (Pembrooke Pines, FL)


River Crest Community Center    

- 12,000 SF center with 300 seat banquet, 50 seat private dining and 20 seat bar (Riverview, FL)


Bay Pines Hospital Kitchen Renovation      

- Redesigned wash line at main hospital, 1,500 meals oper day (Bay Pines, FL)


Gulf Management      

- 50 seat small scale for corporate lunch room


North Florida Academy School      

- Commercial kitchen serving 200 meals per day for K-12 (Jacksonville, FL)


HFC Corporate Headquarters      

- 125 seat corporate breakfast and lunch center (Brandon, FL)


Ramos Day Care

   - 10 seat food center and 75 seat serving kitchen (Tampa, FL)