I wanted to give a big shoutout to my longtime friend and creative collaborator, Matt Konar. If ya don’t know Matt – you should. He’s one of the most in-demand architects for food and beverage concepts in the Triangle. And this is no surprise – as you’ll be hard pressed to find another architect with the kind of passion for their work than with this guy. Matt and I have known and worked with each other for almost 10 years, starting at Empire Properties as part of an internal team that helped design some of the most popular restaurants in downtown Raleigh. Now, it continues to this day, both with our own Co’s, still finding great projects to collaborate on (currently in the works: Zenfish Poké Bar – stay tuned for a future Featured Project). So, if you’ve not checked him out, do so now…(no, seriously – go – now) and tell him we said: “KONNARRRR.” He’ll understand.

Konar’s office at The Farmhouse.

Durham Bulls game with Mitch from Humbly Made Brand, Konar’s team and MRC.

Weekend trip to Savannah for friends and competitions.

At Hey, Monkey! for a Day Out gathering in Durham for screen printing, brews and baseball. 


Screen capture from his site. Just a small selection of the hot brands he’s worked with.