Fire + Ice

Various Locations


Cambridge, Massachusetts
Providence, Rhode Island
Boston, Massachusetts


Round Grill Inc.


Create unique new 8,000 SF restaurants with “Improvisational Grill” theme


Translate the owner’s goals into a powerful, memorable dining experience that customers would identify with and return to.


Project a unique image that is fun and colorful through four major design concepts: hot and cold, reflected at the grill and bar respectively; ordinary materials, extraordinary design; a market-style approach for the ingredients bar; and distinct variety of seating styles, ranging from high energy group seating to more private spaces.


A Hot Concept honoree by Nation’s Restaurant news, the brand has been a huge success, drawing locals and visitors alike. Three locations are open in New England, the company has investigated franchise opportunities across the country, and the restaurants have received world-wide media attention.


Hot Concepts, 2001 Honoree

Nation’s Restaurant News

Store Interior Design, 1998
VM+SD Magazine’s International


Contract Design
May 2001
“Eye Candy”

Nation’s Restaurant News
March 2001
“2001 Hot Concept Winner”

Architectural Record
August 1998
“Fire + Ice Restaurant Sizzles with Hot and Cool Color and Light”

Visual Merchandising + Store Design
July 1998
“Hot Food, Cool Setting”