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This project comprised of a restaurant, bar, & brewery, is nearly 9000 square feet.  It uses many eco materials including acid-etched concrete floors, recycled resin panels, & reclaimed barn wood.

The program consists of a waiting/host area, bar/lounge, serving tank area, open and private dining, large patio, brewery open for tours, office/storage rooms, bathrooms, and semi-open commercial kitchen.


The name Engrained is the concept for the design & owners’ philosophy that materials used in the building, systems, ingredients, etc. should all be thought of as a cohesive & natural whole.

Area:  8850 sf

Architect:   DII Architecture   

Local Architects:  Even Lloyd, Inc.

GC: Core Construction

Photographer:  Mellissa Schwoerer

Owners:  Brent & Mellissa Schwoerer


Restaurant & Brewery


Springfield, IL



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