Upward Projects, Windsor and Churn

Phoenix, Arizona | 2011

This adaptive reuse project transforms a mid-century strip mall into a lively and open restaurant (The Windsor) and adjoining artisan ice cream house (Churn), creating a community hub and a sense of neighborhood identity in North Central Phoenix.

The project blends a local neighborhood feel and rustic elements of the mid-century building, with a new outdoor patio and courtyard spaces complementing the original footprint, The Windsor's dining room is filled with a range of vintage interior materials that contribute to the casual warmth of the space, with mid-century Dutch school chairs and reclaimed window frame mirrors from New York's Flatiron Building. Custom furnishings include leather booths that line the walls and a mahogany bar that defines the pub. Passing through a corridor lined with cassette tapes leads diners to Churn, with its use of color and materials reminiscent of vintage ice cream shops.

Windsor and Churn was built by Venue Projects of Phoenix.

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Food & Wine names Windsor one of America's Best Bars - Dec 2013


Shepley Bulfinch Team

Joe Herzog
Chris Nieto
Ryan Grabe



  • 2012 Crescordia (first place) Award, Historic Preservation; Merit Award, Commercial/Mixed Use , Valley Forward Awards

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