ICI completed the construction of this ground-up 12,000 square foot Brazilian steakhouse in Scottsdale, Arizona within a tight, 6-month schedule. Prior to construction, ICI demolished an existing restaurant and brought the site to grade. This included removal of 2,000 cubic yards of unsuitable soils followed by replacement with engineered fill. New sewer, water, electrical and gas services were installed after capping all existing services.
The building is a steel structure with metal stud framing, plywood sheathing, EIFS and a stone and slate facade.
The interior of the restaurant follows the Fogo de Chão theme of dramatic lighting, wall murals depicting Brazilian culture and high-end finishes. Finishes include mahogany, teak and cherry millwork, Mexican mosaic glass tile, Brazilian slate, flame patterned powder coated metal panels and electric glass.
Site work included planting 25 foot palm trees and hundreds of native ground cover plants around the restaurant. ICI also installed extensive exterior accent lighting. The Scottsdale Fogo de Chão is the company’s 13th United States location, and the 10th built by ICI.
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