IBARRA ROSANO

DESIGN ARCHITECTS

Brother John's Restaurant

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Year Completed: 2016

Square Footage: 10,000 sq ft

Photographer: Simon Photographic

Contractor: Epstein Construction, LLC

Transforming the old Wildcat House into a new BBQ restaurant provided an exciting opportunity to design a vast open interior into more intimately scaled experiences through repurposed original timbers, unique spatial sequences, and enhanced natural lighting. 


These original massive fir wood timbers—the design team’s inspiration—serve as the protagonists in the new space, composing a new interior and characterizing an interplay of

color, texture and light.