The Irish Bar was a phenomenon in the mid to late 90’s and they were very popular. The idea was a spit and sawdust type of slightly shabby interior, serving Irish beers. They were everywhere at one point, and eventually they appeared in airports and throughout Europe.
I was employed to design concepts for various pub sites around the UK and one in Spain. This involved some site surveys, however most of the sites details were provided. They were mainly commercial buildings that were being re-purposed, so we had floor plans of the existing buildings, but not always any idea of the external elevations.
It also required me to plan the bar areas, back bar areas, restaurant facilities if space allowed, and the toilet facilities too in some cases, and provide concept sketches for all of the specialist joinery items. I was doing about one a week for a period of about a year.
This was quick turnaround designing and drawing so that the client could get the contractors on site and furnished with enough information to fit out the shells of these already purchased buildings. All very quick, but very satisfying work.