Denver, CO Architects


  • Centennial, CO

Roth Sheppard Architects, and ViewHouse, have collaborated on an innovative repurposing of the former Trail Dust Steakhouse site at 7101 South Clinton Street in Centennial, CO (closed in December 2009).

Sited just east of I25 on Arapahoe Road, Roth Sheppard Architects' design has dramatically transformed the existing building through a west-facing two-story glass, steel and stone addition which will largely conceal the former building. New exterior materials include metal, steel, stone, wood and glass. Interior spaces were gutted and remodeled, creating a 16,000-square-foot dramatic, yet inviting dining and entertainment environment featuring reclaimed wood, concrete floors, exposed wood trusses and a huge stone fireplace—all elements designed to enhance ViewHouse's fun, healthy, casual identity.

To maximize uninterrupted panoramic views of the Rocky Mountain Front Range to the west, ViewHouse 2.0 includes a variety of dining and entertainment spaces ranging from indoor bars, dining rooms and banquet facilities, to outdoor cabanas, a water feature and putting green. Moveable glass walls seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces, creating a dynamic interplay between interior dining areas and the restaurant's expansive decks and patios. On the main floor, banquet rooms for private parties and events (capable of accommodating from 10 to 1,000 guests), and a large dining area are located adjacent to the main bar where a gigantic 200-inch LED screen will broadcast popular sporting events. The upstairs seating area and bar, accessed by an open stair and elevator, is bathed in sunlight through the use of moveable glass walls and numerous skylights. At night, a portion of the upstairs space is transformed into a late night lounge, with an elevated DJ booth, private deck and cozy fireplace which can serve as an additional banquet room for private events.

"We couldn't be more excited to be partnering with Roth Sheppard Architects on our newest restaurant. Jeff Sheppard's and Adam Harding's creativity and insight into the restaurant business has truly elevated our brand," said François Safieddine, president of ViewHouse. "Residents of Southeast Denver will now be able to enjoy rooftop dining and outdoor activities and games like those experienced at our flagship Ballpark location."  Executive Chef Jose Guerroro adds, “I'm excited to expand on the existing ViewHouse menu with more entrees and sophisticated dishes to fit with the desires of the neighborhood.”

The new restaurant includes three main level banquet rooms. The combined main level dining room and bar will seat 300, and the upstairs dining and bar areas will accommodate an additional 233.