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The McBride Company

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Website  www.mcbridedesign.com
Founded  1979
Founder  Pat McBride
The McBride Company
Industry  Architectural Design Firm
Headquarters  Manchester Center, Vermont, U.S.A.
Key people  Pat McBride, CEO Eric McBride, President & COO

The McBride Company is an American architectural design firm known for its conceptual designs for the hospitality, leisure, restaurant and entertainment industries. Founded in 1979 by Pat McBride, the company's portfolio also includes clients such as The Walt Disney Company, Universal Studios, and Pino Luongo's Coco Pazzo.

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History

The McBride Company was founded in 1979 by Pat McBride. Prior to founding the company, McBride was a member of the American soft rock band New Colony Six from Chicago, Illinois. His work in the music industry led him to create soundscapes and produce music, which eventually led to designing concepts for the destination entertainment industry. McBride originally formed the company with the idea to bring a group of music and video producers, graphic designers, set designers, and architects together to collaborate on designs. Originally called the McBride Group, it relocated to southern Florida where it was rebranded as The McBride Company. The company eventually moved its headquarters to Manchester Center, Vermont, while maintaining an office in Miami, Florida.

Notable projects

The McBride Company's work has included many notable projects such as Dick Clark's American Bandstand Grill and Asian River Life exhibit at the Miami Metrozoo. It helped establish the Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville brand and has designed many restaurants, casinos, hotels and resorts within the chain since 1999. Other projects of the company include a $70 million renovation of the Miami Seaquarium, for Atlantis Water Kingdom, and Biosphere 2. The McBride Company has also been featured in media and publications that include Newsweek, CNN, The New York Times, Robb Report, and the USA Today.

Awards and recognition

The McBride Company has won numerous awards for its work, including the Best Architectural Design under $100 Million award presented by the Global Gaming Expo in 2013. The award was for its work with SOSH Architects on Margaritaville at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Las Vegas, Nevada Margaritaville location became the highest grossing restaurant in the United States while the company's design of the Land Shark Bar in Atlantic City was named one of the World's 50 Best Beach Bars by CNN in 2012.

References

The McBride Company Wikipedia


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