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How Will Restaurant Design Change After COVID-19?

June 11, 2020

From outdoor seating to open-kitchen layouts, Wilson Associates’ Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto discuss the creative concepts designers are utilizing to help aid a smooth transition to a “new normal” for dining out.

From outdoor seating to open-kitchen layouts, Wilson Associates' Michael Lawless and Keiko Matsumoto discuss the creative concepts designers are utilizing to help aid a smooth transition to a “new normal” for dining out. Listen below.

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Meet our guests:

Keiko Matsumoto With nearly 10 years of design experience, Keiko Matsumoto, design director of Food and Beverage at Wilson Associates’ New York City studio, is responsible for conceptualizing the design intent of the entire project. 
Michael Lawless Michael Lawless, project manager of Wilson Associates’ Blueplate studio, has worked on projects worldwide with an emphasis on hotels, gaming and corporate food service facilities.

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About the Author

Adrian Schley | Associate Editor

Adrian Schley is an Associate Editor for i+s, where she has been covering the commercial interior design industry since 2018. Her work can also be found in BUILDINGS and Meetings Today. 

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