One of the most important parts of “giving birth” to a restaurant concept/idea is being able to convey your vision to the team of people helping you to bring it into existence. As Alex and I continued to dream and set the concept of The Granary ‘Cue & Brew into motion it became clear that we were going to need help. Bon Jovi said it best, “no man is an island”. Truer words were never spoken! As the process of bringing The Granary to life has progressed, we already laugh about some of our initial naïveté and assumptions that now we realize were ridiculous. One of these being, “we don’t need an architect, designer or build team… we’ll just find an old restaurant space and retro fit/modify it for our purposes”. Dumber words were never spoken! While part of that statement could have potentially worked out, it became increasingly clear to us as we talked with The Pearl Brewery that our previous assumptions were not at all feasible. The site we looked at, and fell in love with, was a house that was built in the first decade of the 1900′s. A residential space, with no working utilities, sparsely distributed insulation, and the list goes on and on… basically a “shell”… albeit a beautiful one.
Kristin holds a Bachelors of Architecture Degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to forming Wiese Hefty Design Build she worked for several leading architecture firms, including Leeser Architecture and Kohn Pederson Fox in New York and Lake|Flato Architects in San Antonio. Kristin is a fully licensed architect, a member of the American Institute of Architects and a LEED (Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design) accredited professional.