Growing up behind a bar is not recommended… unless you plan to become a hospitality interior designer or hospitality planning consultant. At just four years old, in the 500 year old family pub ‘Ye Old Farrier’s Arms’, in West Bromwich, Staffordshire, UK, home of the famous Albion soccer club, the young JC Scott was lifted up to bar tap height to ‘pull’ his first ‘draft’ of beer. JC’s grandmother ‘Maggie’ Harris ran this famous and historic pub for fifty years in the heart of Britain’s industrial midlands. The pub was so well known that she was visited by the Beatles and The Rolling Stones. Although he was raised in Canada, JC spent time there on many occasions. His father had been a fighter pilot in WW2 and his mother was a barmaid. You can guess the rest but England and ‘the pub’ remained a big part of growing up and learning the basics of the hospitality business from an experienced pro like his grandmother as a youth is fundamental to his knowledge of the F&B Industry.
Based on a solid education in architectural history at Queen’s University with a minor in film and media, followed by extensive apprenticeship training with the Scandinavian trained Architect Wilfred Sorenson and then as production manager for the commercial graphic artist Carl Chaplin, JC developed a firm understanding of commercial design from the built environment through to the importance and value of branding. Grounded by his education, experience and long family history in the F&B business, JC Scott eco DESIGN takes on hospitality design projects from restaurant renovations to resorts in remote locations with equal confidence and experience proven by an unequaled track record of successful establishments still operating today.
This Vancouver Island based design company has an extensive portfolio which showcases scores of long term successful and timeless hospitality establishments, including pubs like Swans and the Stickey Wicket in Victoria, restaurants from the original Teahouse in Stanley Park to the recently renovated and expanded Koto and Azuma Sushi Restaurants in Victoria. The list of design projects includes lounges, nightclubs, golf clubhouses and resorts. Our portfolio of sustainable success in the hospitality industry which is famous for quick burn-outs, illustrates most clearly the true value of working with an experienced interior designer who is able to look at the industry from both the customer’s and the operator’s point of view.
In an industry where four out of five businesses are unlikely to last more than five years, JC Scott’s almost perfect track record speaks volumes about why good hospitality interior design and planning is much more than interior decoration. Many great looking restaurants do not achieve necessary timeless qualities and therefore lose their popularity as fashions change. JC avoids trendiness and bases his interior and hospitality designs on a solid knowledge of timeless styling which is the foundation for restaurants like The Marina in Oak Bay Victoria. To be both contemporary yet timeless is very hard to create, yet once achieved restaurants like The Marina or The Stanley Park Teahouse have not needed constant renovations and updates to remain popular and successful therefore making their ROI very favorable.
For those who are serious about being successful in the hospitality business an interview and proposal are well worth consideration. To maintain a record of success JC Scott eco DESIGN prefers working with people who have experience in this challenging field or who have already engaged experienced staff so that technical discussions can be facilitated and understood. The perfect job today? An eco restaurant with 100 Mile Design principles, featuring local food, local materials and energy saving equipment. Bring it on, we are ready!
Growing up behind a bar is not recommended… unless you plan to become a hospitality designer. Based on a solid education, training and a long family history in the F&B business, JC Scott Design Associates takes on hospitality design projects with confidence. The company portfolio showcases scores of long term successful and timeless establishments, including pubs, restaurants and resorts. Our portfolio of sustainable success in an industry famous for quick burn-outs, illustrates most clearly the true value of working with a designer who is able to look at the industry from both the customer’s and the operator’s point of view.
Sampling of Restaurants, Pubs & Lounges
- JAMIE’S RAINFOREST INN, Tofino, BC 2013
- NORTH-48, Langley Street, Victoria 2013
- CARIBOO HOTEL PUB, Quesnel, BC 2013
- JOJO JAJANGMYEON RESTAURANT, Saanich
- AZUMA SUSHI, Yates Street, Victoria 2012
- 5th STREET BAR & GRILL, Victoria 2012
- KOTO SUSHI, Lower Fort Street, Victoria 2012
- THE OYSTER by PESCATORES, Victoria,
- YATES STREET TAPHOUSE, Victoria
- THE LOCAL KITCHEN, Bastion Square,
- FIAMO ITALIAN KITCHEN, Lower Yates
- THE TEAHOUSE RESTAURANT, Stanley Park,
- THE MARINA RESTAURANT and CAFÉ, Oak Bay
- VISTA 18, Chateau Victoria Hotel, Victoria
- WICKANNINISH RESTAURANT, Pacific Rim National Park (not the hotel)
- SEASON’S IN THE PARK, Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver
- FIRESIDE GRILL, Saanich
- PESCATORE’S FISH HOUSE, Victoria
- ADRIANA’S COCINA, Keating X Road, Central Saanich
- WILD SAFFRON RESTAURANT, Swan’s Hotel, Victoria
- SPRINKLER’S RESTAURANT, Van Deusen Gardens, Vancouver
- THE HARBOUR CANOE CLUB (renamed CANOE PUB & RESTAURANT), Victoria
- STICKY WICKET PUB, Strathcona Hotel, Victoria
- OXFORD ARMS PUB, (renamed ‘The Flying Beagle’) Cook Street Village, Victoria
- BIRD OF PARADISE PUB, Victoria