The Wilder | Portsmouth, NH

Gastropub restaurant design

A handful of modest design features make an outsized impression at The Wilder, where the challenge was to revitalize the dated architecture and interior fit-up at a former British pub, setting the scene for a new restaurant concept.

The addition of oversized windows at the second-floor space’s southwest corner and removal of a drop-ceiling create a sense of openness for guests, as well as a greater connection to the surrounding historic downtown. Opened in November 2017, The Wilder features American gastropub-style cuisine in an unstuffy—but still sophisticated—setting. 

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PROJECT TEAM 
  • Client Julian Armstrong
  • Structural Engineer Summit Engineering
    • Project Architect Brandon Holben, AIA | LEED
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Cocktail Bar

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Cocktail Bar

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Bar Seating

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Bar Seating

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Dining Area

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Second Floor Landing & Reception Area

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Bar Detail & Downtown Portsmouth View