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Photo courtesy of Mark Ballogg Photography

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Welcome

OHR Consulting, Inc. is dedicated to delivering creative, thoughtful solutions to all phases of the restaurant and retail development process.

Kitty Carlson

Kitty’s love of all things architectural started early when, as a kid growing up in Detroit, she would ride down to the Eastern Market with her dad, tour the city and see all of the new developments going on in the late 70’s. An Architectural Design class in high school sealed the deal and it was on to Lawrence Tech to earn her BS in Architecture.

After graduating, Hunter Five Architects  was her first employer, which in turn kindled her interest in retail and restaurant design. Their main client was Coffee Beanery, Ltd. Kitty spent the next 3 years designing stores up and down the east coast. Since it was a small office, she worked on all aspects of the design, including Mechanical, electrical and plumbing design.

From there, Kitty moved to F. Matthew Ray, Architects and spent the next 3 years working with Arbor Drug stores (now owned by Rite-Aid), Taco Bell franchisee, Natron Corporation, and Papa Romano’s Pizza, among others.

In 1995, Kitty moved to Chicago and joined Aria Group Architects and where the next 7 years were spent working with a variety of restaurant clients, ranging from large scale clients like Brinker International and Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises and BoomBacha Mexican Grill and Plantation BBQ on the small side. It was here that she was introduced to Bryant Keil who had just purchased Potbelly Sandwich Works from the original owner. Bryant had hired Aria Group to design a new Potbelly location that captured the feel of the original store on Lincoln Ave. 303 W. Madison opened in 1997 and is still one of the busiest Potbelly locations in the loop.

After working with Bryant Keil as a client at Aria Group, a position was created for Kitty in the home office to head up the then non-existent Design Department. Kitty joined the company in 2002 during the development of the 9th store and helped the company grow to over 200 stores. Working closely with Real Estate and Construction, she helped to set up the Development processes for future growth.

In January 2010, Kitty left Potbelly to launch OHR Consulting, Inc. With over 20 years of experience, Kitty can provide services in all phases of the design process, including lease negotiation, schematic design, signage, construction documents, permitting and construction management.  Her creativity, attention to detail and commitment to delivering quality design services will enhance any project. 

HOMEABOUTSERVICES

Services

  • Site Planning
  • Site Survey
  • Zoning and Building Code review
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Cost Projections
  • Development timelines
  • Schematic Design
  • Material/FFE selections

 

  • Design Development
  • Construction Documents
  • Construction Administration
  • Permit Application Submittals
  • Bidding Process
  • Construction Management
  • Renderings
  • Multi-unit Development Programs