Prairie Fire BBQ
Interior Remodel on 6th
Structural Engineers - VMT Engineering
MEP Engineers - Mailicoat Winslow Engineers
Prairie Fire BBQ was designed to transform an old existing metal building in Emporia into a kitschy BBQ pit. Although the project underwent full Construction Documents it has yet to be built. Tall rusted corrugated tin was used on the front façade to extend past the gable of the existing metal building. Covering this gable disguised the metal building and created an opportunity for more signage. Large flames and a pig were used to catch the attention of people from the street and to give the building an unmistakable identity as a BBQ joint. Inside the finishes mimic much of the outside including reclaimed wood, rusted corrugated tin, polished concrete, and unique rustic fixtures. There is an outdoor dining area in the front under the eaves of a small porch giving the front a “barnlike” feel. Just past the interior dining area is a drink station, and an order and pick-up window. A full commercial kitchen, restrooms, storage create the rest of the back of house. Although the project underwent full construction document process it has not been built. Helping create the identity of the kitschy BBQ joint in Emporia though the façade design and interior finishes was enjoyable.