The Fleming interiors team has the experience, knowledge and creativity to create concepts for new facilities as well as transform historical spaces into functional, updated environments while maintaining the character and integrity of the original space. Over 90% of our architecture projects also include an interiors component, and we work diligently alongside the architects to ensure that the interior design brings the architecture to life. A few of our projects include the FedEx Event Center at Shelby Farms, Aspire East Academy, and the Memphis Cook Convention Center.
ANDREW MICHAEL & PORCELLINO'S
Italian Kitchen and Craft Butcher
Fleming Architects collaborated with renowned Memphis Chefs, Michael Hudman and Andy Ticer as well as local designer Sarah Spinosa, to transform an old medical office building into a community butcher shop and restaurant. The concept and design for Porcellino’s Craft Butcher was derived from classic neighborhood Italian grocery stores, and can be seen through the use of black and white tile, Carrera marble, and vintage inspired fixtures. The space was designed with large windows, providing customers with a view into the butcher’s cut room, the pasta making room, and the meat curing room. The project not only included Porcellino’s Craft Butcher, but also a renovation and expansion to the existing, enormously popular Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen. The expansion provides the restaurant with valuable additional space, addressing the issues that the previously insufficient bar and kitchen areas supplied. The addition includes a spacious new bar and cocktail lounge, designed with vaulted ceilings and wood beams, a private dining room for large parties and events, and essential extra kitchen space. The Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen expansion also involved a new back patio, complete with a large stone fireplace and outdoor seating areas that provides the restaurant with additional dining and event space.
" I’m most excited to bring back the community butcher, I think the conversation that’s going on about food at restaurants really begins at home, and Andy and I have wanted to be part of that conversation in Memphis for a long time. This butcher shop helps us do that."
- Michael Hudman, Chef/Co-Owner Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen
Fleming Architects’ new offices serve as an engaging space that fosters creativity and promotes collaboration amongst the Fleming team. The new location provides a variety of work environments, including both open and closed meeting areas, collaborative spaces, individual and focused work stations, as well as educational spaces. The office interior is bright and refreshing and combines aesthetic elements that are uniquely Memphis with modern, open workspaces. Resource libraries, a lighting lab, café, and formal and informal meeting spaces cultivate creativity and provide comfortable environments in which we are able to partner with our clients. In an ongoing effort to reduce Fleming’s environmental footprint, the new office incorporates energy savings, daylighting, and eco-friendly materials. The private offices and open studio spaces are lined with windows, providing scenic views and ample natural light. Fleming’s new space incorporates a variety of materials, finishes and furniture, and showcases varying types of workspaces, intended to serve as an example to our clients of the many design options that can be employed in their own projects.
BELLEVUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Student Ministry Facility
Fleming Architects were challenged by the staff at Bellevue Baptist Church to transform a suite of lightly used classrooms on the third floor into a state of the art youth worship facility. Fleming’s design included taking advantage of previously unused attic space, which was located directly above the former classrooms. The classroom walls and ceilings were removed, creating an open assembly space and granting the ability to introduce new lights and screens into the space. In addition to the youth assembly space, Fleming was asked to produce designs for a smaller “coffee house” gathering space and catering kitchen, which would be immediately adjacent to the youth worship area. All of the spaces were treated with bold, unique finishes in order to distinguish the new youth spaces from the rest of the more traditional church.
" We've worked with many architects to define our campus. For years I've dreamed of working with Fleming Architects. The group stands apart from the crowd by their desire to listen to the client and respond appropriately to our needs. There is no ego or posturing to show their worth, but simply using their knowledge and talents to join in partnership with the client to produce a desired result. Through the leadership of Scott Fleming the journey from daydreaming to fruition is thoroughly enjoyable. In every project we have been able to achieve exactly what we've wanted. They have helped immensely in finding the right function, then the right form, within our budget. The cumulative result benefits generations."
- Mark Alexander, Design Director - Bellevue Baptist Church