National Restaurant Association (NRA) represents more than 380,000 businesses and strives to help each member build customer loyalty, find financial success, and provide careers in the food service industry. NRA’s executive committee had a vision for a space that would allow opportunities for bringing its membership together and to promote the industry.
In order to provide members and visitors with a welcoming, inviting environment that reflects NRA’s spirit and hospitality, OTJ’s design places special emphasis on the reception area color scheme, furniture and artwork. A monumental stair carries visitors up to a state-of-the-art conferencing facility that houses a kitchen studio where famous chefs visit to perform cooking demonstrations. The event space also links to an outdoor roof deck that provides an opportunity to host events of up to 500 people.