Compass Coffee HQ

Location: Washington, DC

Square Footage: 27,000

Architect: Michael A. Finn

Client: Compass Coffee

Description: 27,000sf multi-level facility to include the Compass Coffee headquarters office spaces, coffee roastery, packaging and future café.

Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Location: Fairfax, VA

Square Footage: 1,709

Architect: Aitken-Sadlik Architects

Client: Joel Smart with Romans XII d/b/a Bruster’s Real Ice Cream

Description: Modifications and interior renovations within an existing space for an ice cream shop.

Sisters Thai

Location: Alexandria, VA

Square Footage: 4,550

Architect: Studio Ideya

Client: Sisters Thai

Description: TEEL was contracted to complete the build out for Sisters Thai’s new location in the third quarter of 2019. This 4,500+ SF restaurant is filled with high end finishes. In the front of house, TEEL was tasked with building a faux city street in a European fashion. The main bar was built with a 35’+ radius to match the movie theatre marquis sign above, and is backed with large format tiles which mirror a stone slab. TEEL was also tasked with installing a front lit graphic in the dessert café to simulate looking through the window over the mountains. The kitchen has 9 high capacity Wok burners so they can keep up with a full restaurant and handle take out orders at the same time.

Compass Coffee

Location: Various

Square Footage: 22,000

Architect: Various

Client: Compass Coffee

Description: High-end coffee shop in the center of Georgetown complete with skylights, a gas fireplace, wood clad ceilings and exposed brick walls.

Cafe du Parc

Location: Washington, DC

Square Footage: 2,000

Architect: JN + A Architects

Client: Carr

Description: Located within the historic Willard Intercontinental Hotel, this project involved the complete demo, redesign/ renovation and build back of the Cafe Du Parc lounge and kitchen. TEEL completed this fast track protect over 12 weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Finishes included an array of special ordered wall and floor tiles from Europe, installation of 5 different custom wall coverings, which included installing at the Cafe interior walls and ceilings, all new MEP + Sprinkler systems, low voltage, lighting controls, AV, kitchen equipment, Bohemian mirrors at the rear bar and columns, and custom wood wall-paneling and built-in millwork, which was finished off by hand painted antiquing. TEEL also renovated 3 existing, ground level restrooms at the rear of the Cafe and renovated the adjacent service corridor to allow public access to the restrooms from the Cafe. TEEL was accompanied by JN + A Architects and Swatchroom, as the interior design, along with other specialty design consultants, trade partners and vendors to complete this uniquely designed space.


Location: Washington, DC

Square Footage: 3,500

Architect: HapstakDemetriou+

Client: Amy Brandwein

Description: Renovation to existing bar and restaurant while keeping space open in a mixed use building. Project included adding a second kitchen, a new large private dining room with operable partition, renovation of the existing private dining area, expansion of the existing bar and a new market space.

Five Guys

Locations: Various

Square Footage: 7,078

Client: Casey Ray

Description: TEEL has completed multiple locations for the Virginia headquartered fast casual dining chain. Projects include full turnkey buildout from the MEP systems to the signature white and red checkered tile.

Maison Kayser

Location: Washington, DC

Description: Maison Kayser brought its French elegance to Chinatown in Washington, DC; located just above George Washington University. The restaurants deign required over 55 core drills over the University challenging TEEL’s team with overnight – weekend work to accommodate the neighboring tenants. The final outcome showcased open layout allowing for high-end finishes, a storefront window in the middle of the store, extensive lighting with various fixture types as well as a brand new kitchen.

Pret A Manger

Locations: Various

Square Footage: Various

Architect: Various

Client: Pret A Manger

Description: Pret A Manger selected TEEL to complete the build-out of their new Midtown Manhattan location at 46th and 8th Avenue. The project team’s successful performance helped secure 8 additional projects for the growing restaurant group.

The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck, Dulles International Airport

Location: Dulles, VA

Square Footage: 3,000

Architect: Lami Grubb Architects

Client: Air Ventures

Description: Repeat client Air Ventures entrusted TEEL with the construction of their new Wolfgang Puck concept “The Kitchen.” A new build-out in Concourse A of Washington Dulles International Airport combined 3 previous restaurant spaces into one. Notable features include the oversized wood stone pizza oven, a double-layer floating concrete panel ceiling system and custom light fixtures from the Czech Republic.

The Firkin and Flyer, Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Location: Baltimore, MD

Square Footage: 5,203

Architect: Form Design

Client: The Firkin Group of Pubs

Description: The Firkin & Flyer is a British style pub at BWI, conveniently located in the B/C Concourse connector. Decked out with wall to wall graphics and an aeronautical themed décor, it features a full size biplane mounted directly in the terminal between the main dining area/bar and the high-end lounge across the hall, designed for patrons to relax and grab a drink while they wait for their flights.


Location: Washington, DC

Square Footage: 3,500

Architect: Grupo7 Architecture + Interiors

Client: EDENS

Description: This renovation of an old warehouse in a DC packing district brings Chef Nick Stefanelli’s aspiration for his first restaurant to life, which has since been awarded a Michelin Star. The interior’s features include an open kitchen, hand-made tile, white marble countertops, custom-made climate controlled wine cabinets, and a mixture of plaster and exposed walls and ceilings. Outdoors, you can sit under the climate controlled pergola which is fully retractable, and covers the imported hand-painted tile floor. While waiting for a table, you can lounge at one of the couches that surround the fire pits at the entrance to the restaurant.
2017 ICSC U.S. Design and Development Gold Award

Grille District, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

Location: Arlington, VA

Square Footage: 1,504

Architect: Lami Grubb Architects

Client: Air Ventures

Description: Located in Pier B of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, this bar and grill raises the bar for airport concessions with its upscale menu and craft beer list. These selections, paired with high-end architectural elements such as the honey onyx lit bar top and Interlam fabric-wrapped wall panels create an atmosphere like no other at the airport.


Location: Charlottesville, VA

Square Footage: 4,500

Architect: John Cooney Associates

Client: EDENS

Description: Located in The Shops at Stonefield in Charlottesville, this oyster bar and restaurant owned by acclaimed Restaurateur Travis Croxton of Rappahannock Oyster Co., features a minimalist design with a large dining area, open ceilings, stained concrete floors, an open view kitchen, and a 20-seat white marble topped bar. An outdoor patio with a roll up garage door for outdoor bar seating was also constructed.

Bistro Atelier, Dulles International Airport

Location: Dulles, VA

Square Footage: 2,844

Architect: Norris Design Studio

Client: Division Enterprise, Inc.

Description: TEEL constructed this 135-seat bistro (IAD’s largest restaurant), converting what once was three retail spaces. Bistro Atelier opened by restauranteur, Hakan Ilhan, brings classic French cuisine to the airport, including savory and sweet crepes, and an all-day breakfast and brunch menu.


Location: Various

Square Footage: Various

Architect: Various

Client: Smashburger

Description: The Denver-based fast casual restaurant chain is quickly expanding east. Typically constructed within ten (10) weeks, TEEL is charged with effectively managing over 2 dozen subcontractors and Owner vendors to ensure an on-time opening. The Smashburger name refers to the chain’s process of smashing meat on the grill; meant to keep the juices seared in. Different geographical regions boast their own unique burger; i.e. “The Capital” in the DC-metro and “The New Englander” in Boston.

Vino Volo

Location: Various

Square Footage: Various

Architect: Various

Client: Vino Volo

Description: This ‘wine country chic’ style of construction boasts reclaimed barn wood from Missouri used for interior millwork components and the storefront façade.
2019 ICSC U.S. Design and Development Commendation

Circa Clarendon

Location: Arlington, VA

Square Footage: 5,300

Architect: Studio Cinq

Client: MGH Hospitality Group

Description: In Arlington’s trendy Clarendon neighborhood, this restaurant and bar features a dining room and elaborate bar with a mezzanine used primarily for storage and the mechanical equipment servicing the top-of-the-line kitchen below. An outdoor patio on Clarendon Boulevard and terrace in the front of the building will be sure to attract patrons in the warmer months.

Pizzeria Paradiso

Location: Old Town Alexandria, VA

Architect: Gronning Architects

Description: This 120-seat restaurant in the heart of historic Old Town is Pizzeria Paradiso’s 3rd location in the Washington Metropolitan Area (following Dupont Circle and Georgetown, respectively). The “warehouse styled” theme prevalent throughout all 3 locations features exposed brick veneer and reclaimed wood used for flooring and millwork aspects on the project.

Chez Francois

Location: Great Falls, VA

Description: When owner Francois Haeringer wanted his world-renowned restaurant to remain operative during kitchen and dining room renovations, he hired TEEL to insure a delicate delivery.