Rumi's Kitchen | AIA Atlanta
Merit Award

Rumi’s Kitchen

  • Year: 2022 Hospitality Design Awards
  • Entry Categories: Restaurant – New Construction

Rumi’s Kitchen

Located on the corner of Atlanta’s busiest intersection is a highly coveted Persian eatery. Once inside, guests are greeted by a Persian-inspired design with subtle details and references. Inspiration was drawn from whirling dervishes, Persian calligraphy, and old-world architecture. Traditional colors of red and Persian blue are used throughout to imbue the history of the cuisine. Hand-applied plaster wall finish gives the space an authentic old-world sensibility. A large, swirling chandelier made of bronze metal chain is featured in the entry, creating playful dances of light and shadow on the wall that mimic the movement of whirling dervishes.

  • FirmThe Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry
  • Project LocationAtlanta, Georgia
  • Completion DateFebruary 1, 2022
  • OwnerRumi’s Kitchen LLC
  • Architects and Designers Anita Summers, AIA, NCARB
    Randy Miller, AIA, NCARB
    Juliana Kerschen, NCIDQ
  • MEP EngineerMEP Design Engineers
  • Structural EngineerStructural Engineering Collaborative
  • General ContractorLCM International