At the 2015 American Institute of Architects St. Louis Design Awards, SPACE scored one of only three awards given in the Interiors category for our design of Público, Mike and Liz Randolph's Latin-American restaurant. The Distinguished Award was an accomplishment not only because Público was the smallest project honored in the category by approximately ten billion dollars, but -- unlike the other award winners -- our team was responsible for every step of the project, including design,

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The kitchen is centered around the hearth at Público. Patagonian pitmaster Francis Mallmann would probably approve of Público, Mike and Liz Randolph's ode to Latin American cuisine. Instead of cooking outdoors over a blazing fire, Mike brought the smoke and heat inside. You won't find an oven, a fryolator or a even a range in the kitchen. Delectable meats and veggies are cooked over the wood-fired hearth that serves as grill, spit and smoker. As if cooking for

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