Architecture & Interior Design

​POROS Restaurant

Big Y Group asked DLA+ to design its sixth restaurant. The concept is a high end Mediterranean Restaurant, which incorporates a large bar with strong visual curb appeal, an open kitchen, operable doors and windows that connect to the square and a large sidewalk dining area.

Project Team

The Big Y Group
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
October 2015
Project Size
​9,550 SF
2016 MBA Building Excellence Award: New Construction Under $10 Million


Project Challenges and Outcomes


Develop a new concept restaurant for the Big Y Group’s sixth restaurant, a Mediterranean Restaurant, and re-invigorate this space on the corner of busy downtown square.



Located on the corner of the ground floor of Two PPG Place in the busy Market Square in downtown Pittsburgh, the design of the new restaurant plays a role in re-energizing a space that had long been considered a dead corner of the building. The design for POROS incorporates features that are important and expected by consumers in a high-end establishment. The most important aspect of the design is the outdoor space creating strong visual curb appeal and bringing new life to this corner retail space.