Gregg Hackett


Gregg Hackett

Gregg is a Minnesota-based hospitality expert. As director of the hospitality design studio at Partners & Sirny Architects, he specializes in front-of-house hotel and restaurant design. Each month he tackles a different element of restaurant design and answers questions from readers. Contact him at

Illuminate Your Dining Experience

How to best light your restaurant.

Standing The Test Of Time

Keeping the look fresh for years to come is the challenge for any great designer.

How to Start the Design Process

Making a restaurant inviting for both sexes takes some work.

Exploring the Properties of Space

The spatial relationship of tables to rooms is always a factor in the success of a concept.

Subtlety: When Less Is More

It's the small design details that combine to make a truly great restaurant experience for customers. Are you delivering?