- Location(s): Oakbrook Terrace, IL
- Size: 11,600 s.f.
Aria Group was challenged to create a light-filled, modern version of Mike Ditka’s Chicago steakhouse. Elements that tell of Ditka’s legendary football career were married with a big wine statement and an energetic island bar. Low ceilings throughout this former office space made it necessary to create height wherever possible. Wood plank/acoustical finish on the lower ceiling areas and light paint on the higher areas created the illusion of height. An existing pink granite exterior dictated the use of black awnings and entrance canopy to create a bold exterior identity for Mike Ditka’s second Illinois restaurant.