National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center - Columbus, Georgia
CWC is proud to be the vendor of choice for the National Infantry Museum’s project. CWC’s mission is to meet and exceed their clients’ expectations and we are pleased to have had that opportunity with the National Infantry Museum.
Architect: Hecht Burdeshaw Architects Inc.
Construction Management Services: Newton Aaron & Associates Inc.
Contractor: Baston Cook
Square Feet: 179,844
Number of Floors: 3
Challenge: To design an upscale restaurant that included a new kitchen, bar, public, dining area and private dining room within a space inside The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The name of the restaurant, The Fife and Drum, was the driving force behind the design and aesthetics of the space. It was necessary for The Fife and Drum to possess an individual identity while maintaining the classical style of the museum.
Client Desires: The Fife and Drum was to be a continuation of the theme and style of the national infantry Museum and Soldier Center. The owner's vision for the restaurant included furnishings, artwork, and a stylistic logo that captured the spirit of the Fife and Drum era. Since the restaurant welcomes everyone from museum visitors, to soldiers and their families, as well as private parties, a need for flexible seating options was of equal importance. The combination of these ideas culminated into a welcoming atmosphere, with finishes and furnishing appropriate for the function and style of The Fife and Drum Restaurant.
Unique Features: In addition to The Fife and Drum Restaurant, The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center also houses the Infantry Experience exhibits, an IMAX Theatre, gift shop, simulator attractions, and classrooms.
Photography Credit: Harlan Hambright, St Simons Island, GA