With over 7 years in retail experience the SMDC staff has a vast knowledge of the industry, primarily focusing on quick service restaurants and hospitality. With projects spanning the United States we have dealt with multiple jurisdictions and various codes. Our portfolio encompasses prototype adaptation for roll-out retail clients and customized site adaptations based on city and site parameters.


  • Hospitality/Restaurants
  • Accessibility Upgrades
  • Product Showrooms
  • Rollout Programs
  • Prototype Development
  • Site Adaptation
  • 360 As-Built
  • Documentation
  • Zoning Analysis and Parking
  • Reconfiguration

Freebirds World Burrito

Location: California, Tennessee, Texas Regions

Tenant improvements to 2,000 sf – 2,700 sf restaurants in the Texas market. SM Design & Consulting was the Architectural and Plumbing lead and coordinated with our supporting sub-consultant teams, Mechanical and Electrical design. SMDC was also responsible for the permitting process, Texas accessibility and health approvals.


Location: Texas Region

SMDC is involved in each project from review of leasing into Concept Design Development, Design Development, Permitting, and Construction Administration. Site development as required, tenant demising separation and all utility infrastructure coordination is integral with our provided scope of services. In addition, SMDC is responsible for coordinating all subconsultants, including M/E/P & Structural Engineers, as well as equipment and signage vendors. In particular, the Austin, TX project has additional Green Requirements for food establishments.


Location: Southern California Region

Provided tenant improvement services for over 35 McDonald’s in the Southern California Market. A focus on customer experience and employee efficiency is paramount to our design of the restaurant’s dining and customer service areas. Our services included seating & furniture layouts, kiosk layouts, new beverage bars and full upgrades to the dining area finishes, including floors, ceilings, wall coverings, decorative elements, and lighting. SMDC also provided services for kitchen layouts, drive-thru window layouts, new menu board configurations and front counter redesign for order and pick-up areas.

Emser Tile

Location: Lyndhurst, NJ and Nation-Wide

Worked with various team members from Emser Tile to develop design standards, and establish new showrooms, warehouses and offices in Maryland, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Utah, Oklahoma, and New Jersey. Scope included initial conceptual design development through construction administration.

Le Pain Quotidien

Location: New York and Washington, DC Regions

SMDC provided tenant improvements to multiple LPQ restaurants in Washington, DC and New York City. Services spanned from field assessments and 360 photo documentation of the existing restaurants to full construction documentation for the front of house and kitchen renovations.