Cantina Laredo/Papis  |  George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston

Two restaurants were designed for this space at IAH. The larger space houses a Cantina Laredo, which is a higher end restaurant distinguished by its sophisticated material, texture and color palette. Rugged stone cladding, deep brown tile, and rich wood wall paneling/table tops integrate with neutral colored seating elements and architectural dividers. 

Papi’s is a Caribbean Cafe that features a regionally derived bright pastel color palette, native wood trim, and local plant and animal motifs, all set within the essence of Cuban streetscape, complete with an inviting arched colonnade.


Water efficient fixtures

Efficient waste management

LED lighting in the main space

High efficiency cooking equipment

Fluorescent lighting in Kitchen/BOH

Composite wood are urea-formaldehyde free

Low VOC adhesives, sealants, paintings and coatings

Green cleaning supplies are stored in a fully gasketed closet with controlled ventilation