O’Kelly Kasprak's specialized experience in aviation, including retail and kitchen design has provided their team with a unique understanding of what an airport renovation entails. Alongside several major aviation teams, OKK has worked on very rigorous timelines to create seamless terminal upgrades including dining, retail, and lounge experiences for travelers across the country. The complexity of aviation projects as well as the high demand of a true synthesis of beautiful and functional space, make OKK well suited to the challenge.
O’Kelly Kasprak is thrilled to be spearheading a $40M, multi-phase food service renovation including 24 restaurants, several temporary concessions, food court, and off site commissary kitchen. Complexity of the project includes obtaining City of Chicago, FAA, and tenant approvals for each aspect of the project. Public Safety, MEP coordination, and coordination with the Airport itself are especially intense aspects of this project.
The Indianapolis International Airport has been voted Best Airport in North America multiple years running, and OKK has been excited to spearhead the ongoing commitment to keep it current. As part of a multi-phase process, the well-known local favorite Sun King Brewery opened a location in Concourse B. Soon to come are Harry and Izzy’s, Farmer’s Market featuring Indiana Grown, Bento Sushi and Bub’s Burgers to add even more variety to the offerings.
Settebello Pizzeria Napoletana
Known for the mastery of a particular pizza style found in Naples, Italy, Settebello brings cultural cuisine to the Minneapolis St-Paul International Airport. The iconic pizza features specific ingredients local to Naples prepared in a traditional manner and is cooked in a special oven. O’Kelly Kasprak sought to carve a unique environment out the airport terminal to bring a bit of ambiance to the restaurant. Tivoli lights, textured ceilings, and Italian art take traveler’s to Italy for a bite to eat, even if that is not their destination.
Dane County Airport
Tackling the renovation of the Food Retail Spaces at Dane County Regional Airport in Madison Wisconsin, The OKK design team was tasked with creating distinct dining experiences for Ancora Artisan Coffee and Tea, Metcalfe’s Local To-Go, Madtown Gastropub, and Vinoteca Wine and Tapas. Working to create a cohesive Madison experience while maintaining each brand’s unique identity, the design team worked with separate color palettes and materials to give each restaurant its own look and feel. The final product offers patrons a comfortable escape from the chaos of the airport terminal.