202 S Adams Street – Tallahassee, Florida


The Governor’s Club





Design Description:

Existing retail shops were gutted and converted to kitchen, bar, and dining spaces. The Governors Club’s desire was to create a distinctive casual dining experience with a new/old south atmosphere.


An old concrete vault was discovered during the demolition. There was also evidence that the street was substantially higher at the beginning of this century. The retail shop floor elevations varied due to the slope in the city sidewalk. A significant amount of floor work was required. A colorful tile pattern defines the circulation areas while a wood floor anchors the center. The southern booths were placed to terminate a new mechanical soffit. The booths and recently added center wall can be cleared for buffet and large group functions. We were able to shoe horn a secluded mezzanine above the new kitchen. Mahogany woodwork predominates. New fans, lighting, and sprinklers were coordinated with the tin ceiling. The deteriorated ceiling was rehabilitated and added to. A largely obscure sand blasted glass pattern was incorporated for privacy. Nothing was found in the vault.