Following the success of Roadrunner #1 (Boulder Highway), this project gave us an opportunity to refine the prototype and to design the shell building to fit the concept. Craig Hardman managed the project and led the design effort for NBBJ.
The site was located off a highway exit on a main arterial and near residential neighborhoods. The place was conceived as a roadhouse hangout. The galvanized exterior siding reinforced the image as a traditional utility building with impactful signage to address the car oriented setting.
A simple exposed structure on the inside provided the backdrop for the outdoor world. The one of a kind lightning storm from the original Roadrunner was replaced with a dramatic long bar and its mountain scene backdrop. A casual seating area in front of the bar was conceived as a “herd of cows”, which allowed for random finishes and a loose arrangement for the set of custom designed chairs. Unfortunately, there are no good images of this interior to display here.