Through restaurant design, our intention is to foster hospitality & human connection.


With a focus on food & beverage spaces, the Restaurant Design Company, founded in 2016, is directed by interior architect, David Pilkenton.

An architecturally educated & commercially certified interior designer, David works closely with his clients to craft hospitality-forward food & beverage environments.

David launched his career at Streetsense in Washington DC, designing and creating F&B concepts found in Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, and Four Seasons properties.

How David Works
Your Vision in 3D

David combines timeless methods like watercolor illustration with the latest architectural rendering software, to accurately and artistically bring your restaurant vision to life.

Look Like You (and Not the Restaurant Down the Block).

David has an innate ability to define what makes his clients unique, creating a language and lens that sets their restaurant apart from the crowd.

Expert Consulting

From major fast food chains to local restaurants, David has designed, consulted on, and creative directed over 200 food & beverage projects in his career. 

Project Types

• New Build Construction
• 2nd Gen Renovations
• Bar & Nightlife
• Restaurant Prototypes
• Franchise Design
• Food Retail Design
• Kiosks / Food Trucks


Through strategy & interior design, our services are packaged to deliver restaurant concepts and prototypes for your team to evaluate, assess, price, and build.

• Space Planning
• Concept Art
• Investor Pitches
• Architectural Design
• Interiors
• Renderings
• 3D Walkthroughs
• Construction Documents


We are not a typical interior design studio. With a clear focus on food and beverage spaces, we work over a clean, organized time frame and project schedule.

01 Concept
Packaged for Investors & Feasibility

02 Design
Packaged for Scoping, with 3D Renderings

03 Documentation
Packaged for Construction & Pricing