Grubstak Architecture

GRUBSTAK is owned and operated by a couple of local guys who have a passion for food and customer service. Our owner, Colton Grubb, (which may or may not be where our GRUBSTAK name originated) is a third-generation Arizonan and businessman. The grandson of Valley automotive icon Lou Grubb and son of entrepreneur and partner Dan Grubb, the family tradition of commitment to integrity and community continues with Colton. The food concept is fun and creative with the architecture being right in line to its menu. We enjoyed working with the Grub team and look forward to watching this brand grow.  


Preston's Steakhouse Part 2.

Back in April we captured a great series of interiors and an exterior for the newly open restaurant and second concept for Chef Charles Schwerd. With great response, Prestons has included private dining rooms and expanded other areas of dining. We can't decide which one of these is our favorite. Enjoy and thank you Chef. 


Residential Interiors

The approach to the spaces and places we shoot is quite simply this; we aim to create the most appropriate visual interpretation of the space itself. We capture a broad range of spaces from residential to commercial and strive to produce a photographic representation that describes each locations attributes and speaks to it’s unique characteristics. Enjoy this recent project series.

Kona Grill: Houston, Texas

May was a great month for us with a very noteworthy client project for Kona Grill. Kona's headquarters are in Arizona but a special project took us all out to Houston to shoot interiors for their new Woodlands location.  A beautiful and vibrant restaurant design and as always, a pleasure to work with the Kona team. Thank you! 

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Preston's Steakhouse

Preston's opened their doors late March - happy to partner once again with Chef Charles Schwerd on this new concept. He has created a very special menu and restaurant environment located at the Citadel in Scottsdale, AZ.  We're looking forward to hearing about his future success and having dinner very soon - Thank you Chef!

Original ChopShop Co.

In February we worked with Scottsdale based Original ChopShop Co. to capture a large series of interiors, exteriors and environments for its three locations: Tempe, Scottsdale and the recently opened Chandler location. We were faced with the challenge of long store hours and capturing a mix of environments with and without customers. Our 3 day shoot consisted of early morning productions paired with late night shooting. All three locations had their own uniqueness and vibe to them with still maintaining consistent service and great quality to their busy locations. We're looking forward to shooting more locations as the Original ChopShop Co continues to grow. Big thanks to the ChopShop and their management, see you soon!  

Portland City Views

This August took us back to the Pacific Northwest region and into Portland for a great 5 days of commissioned photography for a restaurant landmark and its notable interior views, Portland City Grill. The infamous chefs table and Jefferson room included these 2 beauty shots. We had an amazing time in Portland and can't wait to be back. 

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Dallas TX Custom Home

Recently back from a week long shoot in Seattle we jumped right back on another flight to head out to Dallas for 5 days of shooting interiors and exteriors. The project shot list included a restaurant, lobby of an architecture firm, business plaza lobby, a sales showroom, residential outdoor courtyard and this custom home. Look for a few more posts from this Dallas project series in the coming weeks. 

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Palisade Part 2 in Seattle Washington

In addition to the beautiful sunset exterior we recently posted, here's an additional series of shots of an interior sunset view shot and of one of their signature banquet rooms.

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The Orchid Room: Located west of Palisade’s main dining room, it features hand blown artisan glass chandeliers, and a sweeping view of the downtown Seattle city skyline, Mt. Rainier, Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains. 

The Orchid Room: Located west of Palisade’s main dining room, it features hand blown artisan glass chandeliers, and a sweeping view of the downtown Seattle city skyline, Mt. Rainier, Bainbridge Island and the Olympic Mountains.