Knauer has designed many of the most successful and highest grossing restaurants in the nation. Our client list reads like a who's-who in the restaurant industry. Throughout the years we have continued to work for the same restaurateurs over and over again, helping them build their companies. This is a true testament to the relationships we build with our clients. Our experience and expertise in creating successful restaurants is unsurpassed. From the planning to the interior design, the architecture, and the kitchen engineering, Knauer does it all for their clients.


Knauer hospitality projects come in every scale and price point. We pride ourselves on our ability to listen and understand each of our client's specific needs and requirements. Knauer's design translates the brand, culture, and the client's vision into physical space that encourage the emotional and lasting bonds with guests that create brand loyalty.  


Very few architecture and design firms can match Knauer’s experience and creativity when it comes to assisting clients in the development of entertainment facilities. Our experience spans nightclubs, live theatres, movie theatres, bowling, video gaming, and entertainment districts that incorporate all of these, not to mention our restaurant and hotel experience. Some of these entertainment districts have become world-class destination developments in otherwise troubled areas of an urban center. The entertainment has been the catalyst to revitalization.


Creating places where people want to be and buy.   Knauer accomplishes this through combining our process of Brand DNA and understanding the complexities of the ever-fluctuating market trends. Each design decision for our retail clients reflects their brand and strengthens their customer's loyalty. Developing a strong emotional connection with the customers will keep them coming back for more.


Our philosophy when working with residential design clients is, in its essence, the same as all other markets. Knauer listens to the client and forms a collaborative relationship in which a unique and personal design is developed. Instead of focusing on ROI, we focus on the creation of a warm and comfortable home for modern living–a home that is rooted in quality and artistry in each client's personal design tastes.

mixed use

Knauer understands the complexities of designing and developing Mixed Use Centers. Our experience allows us to understand the balance that is vital in these projects: creating continuity of the architecture while allowing for the individuality of the unique brands. Knauer's cross-market experience provides a platform for successful and contextually relevant projects. We understand the process from planning to financing to leasing and have helped our developer clients in every phase of their successful projects.