Bird’s is a new ‘hipster’ eatery in the North Main Avenue district in Durango, Colorado designed by Bauen Group, LLC, Thomas W. Umbhau, AIA. We were tasked with taking an older, dated building and transforming it into a building that would set the design tone for the North Main Avenue district. Bird’s menu is very diverse, but focus was concentrated on developing a menu around rotisserie chicken. Our initial design thought centered around a ‘chicken coop’ theme. We abstracted the chicken coop theme and experimented with scale and materials to generate the finished design. The bar and outdoor covered dining patio and fire pit add to the neighborhood eatery ambiance.