Client

A Good Egg Dining Group

Project Type

Hospitality: Restaurant

Location

Oklahoma City, OK

Area

3,000 SF

Budget

$400K

Roles

Architecture
Interior Design

Status

Complete

Mexican Radio

A new Mexican concept from a beloved local restaurant group makes a splash in the historic Plaza District.

Known for “serving up great tacos + cold drinks with a totally clutch playlist,” Mexican Radio is a beacon of sunshine in the urban core of Oklahoma City’s quirky Plaza District. The owners approached Gardner with the desire to utilize an otherwise open space in a creative way while embracing the challenge of integrating a year-round patio atmosphere where one did not originally exist.

The core challenge involved utilizing the existing bones of the building and adding a kitchen. The signature rainbow roof creates an iconic experience in an already quirky space by utilizing simple colored polygal material that both doubles as a statement while solving the challenge of all-weather, open-air patio possibilities. The final solution sets the space apart in the otherwise low-slung single-story former commercial corridor.

Credits

Photography

Mel Willis

Gardner Project Team

Project Director

Jen Woods

Studio Director

Zack Woods

Principal

Jeremy Gardner