Italian Pizza Kitchen Roselle


The Owners of the Italian Pizza Kitchen hired Kurzman Architecture to design their new restaurant location on a vacant site in Roselle’s Village Center at Irving Park Road and Prospect Roads. Included in services provided was presenting to the Village zoning board for review, recommendations and approval. Randall Kurzman of Kurzman Architecture worked closely with the Village Planner in developing the site plan and exterior appearance to meet both the Villages expectations as well as the Owners. The Zoning Board resoundingly approved the design and the project is currently under construction to be completed in the Spring of 2017.

The project utilized 3D BIM modeling in coordinating architecture, structural and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering including 3D visualization with perspectives and video derived from the 3D model. The model was shared with the construction team through a hosted cloud HUB site so the contractor and their subcontractors could review the model through the web sites model viewing built-in software. To supplement this web HUB tool, 3D walk-around and walk-through videos were provided to further aid in understanding the project and keeping everyone on the same page where the design team could control the 3D experience through the creation and sharing of these videos. This also aided the client in understanding exterior building material color choices where alternate stucco colors were explored by globally changing the color of the stucco that appeared in all views of the model including the color videos.

Green building features in meeting the 2015 International Energy Code included well-insulated foundations, walls and roof, state-of-the-art LED light fixtures, window configuration and placement to enhance natural day-lighting, radiant heat floors for superior efficiency in delivering heat with the most impact at occupant level, high-efficiency heating and cooling units and hot-water equipment, reflective roof membrane to greatly reduce solar heat gain at the roof, and special attention to air/vapor membrane and insulation continuity to avoid air leaks and thermal bridging.