Grand Rounds Brewpub served up a very complex design problem.  The historic building had been well maintained and preserved for over 147 years and much of the infrastructure brought up to modern standards and current codes.  However, the transformation from a light tapas restaurant to a 7 bbl microbrewery required a bold intervention into the existing architecture.  We began by studying the best location for the brewhouse, knowing that the final location had to have access to water, natural gas, mechanical ventilation, and electrical service.  After that, the visibility of the brewing process was of paramount importance in addition to how the bar was experienced both from outside the building as well as from within.  Keeping in mind the space requirements, structural requirements, and workflow of the brewhouse, we were all able to arrive at this place-specific, Creative Solution, and the simple plan.  By taking advantage of gravity and the stacking of elements, we carved out an ultra-efficient square footage for brewing and storing the beer.