Port Fonda Restaurant

  • Port Fonda Restaurant long tabletop

  • Port Fonda Restaurant exterior

  • Port Fonda Restaurant ceiling acoustics

After moving from an Airstream trailer to a brick-and-mortar location in Kansas City’s Westport district, the owner of Port Fonda opened his newest outpost for Mexican cuisine in Lawrence, Kansas, at the end of 2015.


AVANT ACOUSTICS provided the following services:

  • Room acoustics consultation

Project Highlights:

The modern, industrial feel of the restaurant was created with sealed concrete floors and a glazed tile and stainless steel bar. Storefront windows open up the restaurant to passersby.

Early in the design phase, AVANT ACOUSTICS began working with the architectural team to ensure a pleasant ambiance for the restaurant and bar, where conversation is enhanced by controlled noise levels. Many products and acoustical solutions were presented and evaluated by the team. In the end, a spray-on sound-absorbing material was integrated above the “ceiling,” a visual barrier made of rope that lets all of the excess noise fade away above it.

The average customer will probably not even notice AVANT’s contribution to the project, since it is hidden from view. However, that is as it should be. The customer should simply remember a great dining experience with good food, good drinks, and good company.

Location: Lawrence, KS
Facilities: Restaurant & Bar
Client: Hufft Projects
Designer: Emily G. Jaumard


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