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Bubba Southern Comforts
Des Moines, IA

As part of the renovation of the Clemens Building, this tenant improvement project was influenced by the building’s era and the restaurant owner’s southern roots to create a unique identity for this fine dining establishment featuring southern food and drinks.

Size of each chandelier
4’ x 5’ with 32 light sockets
Amount of retained, 100-year old hexagon tile
3,691 sq. ft.
Owner’s nick name from his southern childhood
Managing Architect
Kerry Weig

Southern charm and a masculine atmosphere celebrate classy, fine dining.

The restaurant owner wanted a specific, distinctive atmosphere for this new restaurant and bar. We used two oversized custom chandeliers as focal points for guests and pedestrians. Chesterfield-style sofas, high wing-back chairs and custom plaid banquettes create an intimate dining space unique to Des Moines. Original hexagon tile and exposed exterior brick walls proudly display the rich fabric of this building, which is maintained on the National Register of Historic Places.

Other team members: Mark Nevenhoven

Every detail mattered in this space and it led to the perfect blend of style to create an atmosphere just as distinctive as the food itself.
- Kerry Weig Managing Architect
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