Harrison developed the architecture and interior design for the restaurant’s new ground-up prototype in the Chicago area. Inspired by the authentic culture and heritage of the brand, Harrison created a warm, timeless, and approachable design for the Oakbrook community to enjoy.
The exterior building design was inspired by the local Chicago loft style architecture. The design evolved by focusing on the guest journey providing magical moments throughout the restaurant such as the entrance wine wall & feature chandelier, stunning bar Fogo counter, and the theater of the open fire churrasco grill.
Fogo’s Oak Brook location features natural wood finishes, a signature bronze tree design on exterior building façade, dramatic rope chandeliers across a vaulted ceiling and soaring wine cabinetry displays. The new location features an expansive patio with firepits for al fresco churrasco dining, dry-aged meat cabinets for in-house aging, and a reimagined “bar fogo” area where guests will be able to lounge on comfortable leather seating whilst enjoying a craft or premium whiskey or cognac from the extensive curated drinks menu.