Spatial Design, Planning,
Organization and Brand Projection
This project was for a very popular casual dining bistro serving breakfast and lunch which also had a marketplace component for wine and in-house packed foods. My job was to work directly with the chef owner to conceptualize, refine a color and material palette, and elevate the existing spatial planning then organize and style the spaces front and back of house as well as designing the expansion of an existing outdoor patio seating and adding in a front outdoor waiting area.
Whenever I start a project my goal is to listen. I want to understand what the client really wants, then assess the existing status and finally plan the steps and actions to get there. But first is my favorite part – Vision Casting.
I also worked with the Chef Owner and the Building Owner to redesign the front walk up entry and turn a generic sparsely planted green area into a waiting area and sitting space for her guests complete with rustic custom designed furniture pieces which I spec'd out and compiled for her builder.
While the project ended up not getting completed due to an investor backing out, this was such an interesting project! I found I loved responding to and assisting the Client’s vision casting process and bringing my ability to help carry her concept through the whole project as well as increase the usability of both her processes and spaces. I even got to design custom furniture. While not shown, this included providing ideas and suggestions to help her with efficiency in storage systems and work lines in the back kitchen.