Architect Carol Bentel, FAIA, “The 3 D’s: Design – Dream – Dine”

April 18, 2012

Whether it’s for designing award-winning restaurants for celebrity chefs Tom Colicchio (Craft restaurants in New York, Las Vegas and L.A.) or Danny Meyer (Eleven Madison Park , The Modern), or the renovation of Le Bernardin, or designing hotels in Boston and Amsterdam, and high-roller suites in more than one Las Vegas hotel, Bentel & Bentel has cemented their place in the hospitality field of architecture. Their designs have garnered awards from not only the American Institute of Architects but also the James Beard Foundation and all the Bentel & Bentel partners have been inducted into the Hospitality Design Hall Of Fame. Find out how restaurants are designed for customers to see and be seen while conducting successful business meetings and social gatherings.

 Le Bernardin Restaurant Photo by Archphoto Inc.

Carol Bentel was born in St. Louis in 1957.  She received her undergraduate degree in architecture at Washington University and her graduate degree in architecture at North Carolina State University.  Prior to receiving her post graduate education in the history and theory of modern architecture at the Modern architecture at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Venice (Italy).  She is a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.  She has taught at Harvard, MIT, Georgia Tech, and the Architectural Association in London.  She has delivered lectures at Harvard, MIT, Yale, and the Centro Palladio in Vicenza (Italy).

Bentel & Bentel has received both international and national recognition including the recent induction of all the partners in the Hospitality Design Hall Of Fame in 2007. Their projects have garnered numerous awards for design excellence including the American Institute of Architects Awardfor Interior Design and the James Beard Award for Best Restaurant Design. Their restaurant projects include designing The Modern, located in New York’s Museum of Modern Art, Craftsteak and Craft, as well as Eleven Madison Park–all in New York City.

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