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Main & Oak

Main & Oak

Main & Oak: An Unrealized Vision of Culinary Excellence and Elegant Event Spaces

Situated in the urban core, the concept for Main & Oak was designed to become a distinguished destination for gourmet dining and versatile event hosting spread across an expansive 7,800 square feet of space. Though it never transitioned beyond the planning phase, the vision spearheaded by DorianBahr remains a stellar example of cutting-edge design and how spaces can harmoniously blend functionality with high-end aesthetics.

Concept Vision

Main & Oak was envisioned to embody the essence of modern elegance mixed with the approachability and vibrancy of a community hub, providing a comprehensive solution for both everyday dining and upscale events. DorianBahr had crafted a design ethos focusing on connection, both between individuals and with the culinary arts, capitalizing on the spacious venue to create diverse experiences under one roof.

Planned Design and Layout

The conceptual design for Main & Oak was meticulously laid out to offer an experience of intimacy despite its grand size, suitable for an array of activities from casual dining to celebratory events. The plan included:

  • Open-Concept Kitchens: Central to the restaurant’s ethos, these kitchens were designed as interactive spaces where culinary artistry could be observed firsthand, enhancing the dining experience by connecting the chef and the patron.
  • Multi-functional Event Spaces: Tailored to adapt to various gatherings, these spaces were intended to be equipped with the latest in sound and lighting innovations, along with modular partitions that could transform the area to suit the specific needs of each event.

As-Built Documentation and Renderings

Though construction was never initiated, the as-built documentations and renderings developed by DorianBahr showcased a detailed blueprint and a realistic visual portrayal of what Main & Oak could have achieved. These designs detailed luxurious furnishings, custom bar setups, and state-of-the-art technology integrations that promised efficiency and elegance.

The envisioned integration of art installations and design elements was set to reflect local culture, enhancing the venue’s community feel while providing a sophisticated backdrop for gatherings.

Reflection on Main & Oak

Main & Oak remains a concept that captures the imagination—a space designed not just for dining but for celebrating, sharing, and experiencing. It stands as a testament to what could have been an epitome of design and culinary innovation. This project, although never realized in physical form, continues to inspire in the realms of architectural and interior design within the hospitality sector. The detailed plans, prepared with passion and precision, serve as a blueprint that may one day inspire similar spaces that aspire to blend artistry, technology, and community in unique and inviting ways.


Design, As Build, Renderings


Main & Oak




June 27, 2024



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