Design for the adaptive reuse of an old lumber yard with a classic industrial building form. The open floor plan concept blends the restaurant and retail tenant spaces with common areas to create a vibrant scene characteristic of indoor markets. This project is currently under construction.
Tenant improvement for a microbrewery and taphouse in a 3600 ft2 existing building in Ballard. A local favorite for its tasty brews, laid back atmosphere, and large beer garden.
Riffing on the owner's established mid century theme, VELOCIPEDE designed the service bar, seating and equipment layout, interior materials and lighting, and obtained their building permit.
Tenant improvement for a new 4030 ft2 gourmet beer tavern in Seattle's South Lake Union neighborhood. Brew connoisseurs love the choice of 50 draft taps and 27 doors of bottles, all carefully selected by the owners. The tavern's namesake is a glass ideally shaped to appreciate the taste of quality beer.
VELOCIPEDE advised on selection of the tenant space, designed the seating layout, interior materials and colors, and lighting. The focal element is the array of taps set in a copper lined recess, with menu screens above. The bar top is a slab of black limba wood.
A combination of physical therapy clinic and fitness gym, this growing business sought a larger space and a stand alone building to increase its identity in Lynnwood WA. VELOCIPEDE helped the client evaluate several properties before guiding them through the permit process at the location they bought, a former auto repair shop.
The tall ceilings and wide garage doors were features worth keeping, but otherwise we completely transformed the 10,000 ft2 space. In the basement is a tranquil yoga room with bamboo flooring. The clinic exam rooms each have a sliding barn type door, and the reception desk is finished with rough wood boards. The overall aesthetic is natural and healthy rather than the glitz or industrial look found at most health clubs.
Grocery store tenant improvement in the ground floor of a new mixed use building, 29280 ft2, in Seattle. Inserting a grocery store into a mixed use building in an urban site is always a challenge. Over 250 plumbing holes in the floor must flow down through the two level parking garage underground. Two major cooking exhaust ducts and a dozen vents must rise up through the five apartment levels above. A loading dock must be positioned to allow semi-trucks to maneuver inside the building.
The store design features exposed mechanicals at the ceiling, colorful walls surrounding the sales area, generous windows to allow passing pedestrians to view the food, indoor and outdoor covered seating areas, LED lighting, and a porcelain tile floor.
Initial grocery store tenant improvement in new building, 24234 ft2, in Redmond WA. The electric lighting scheme provides full spectrum, specialty illumination at 1.11 watts per square foot. 28 new skylights flood the sales area with daylight. Waste heat from the refrigeration compressors preheats the hot water used for cooking and washing, and also provides the heat that keeps the building interior warm.
The materials in the store have 40% recycled content, and 30% of them come from within 500 miles of the store. Over 80% of the construction waste was recycled by the builders. Cabinets and incidental lumber were made from FSC certified sustainably harvested wood. Use of only low toxic and low VOC interior paints, adhesives, and sealants, as well as highly filtered ventilation air provide superior indoor air quality for staff and customers.
Certified LEED-CI Gold, the first Gold grocery in the world.
Grocery store tenant improvement in ground floor of new mixed use building, 19541 ft2, in Fremont neighborhood of Seattle. The new building offers a south facing patio, which functions as outdoor seating for PCC's deli. In addition to serving as a popular lunch spot, the rain canopy is comprised of photovoltaic panels that generate electricity from the sun. They are the first use of PV on a commercial business in Seattle.
The store's eco-friendly highlights include energy efficient fluorescent lighting, recycled structural steel, refrigerant that does not harm the ozone layer, and even an elevator that operates using biodegradable canola oil. Special solar reflective glass installed at the south and west reduce by 50% unwanted solar heat gain that could wilt lettuce and unduly burden the air conditioning system.
Grocery store tenant improvement and exterior remodel in existing shopping center, 24000 ft2, in Issaquah WA. To reduce cost and waste, demolition materials from the previous bookstore tenant were reused in the new grocery, including 3000 ft2 of acoustical ceiling tile, a dozen doors and frames, all the toilets and lavatories, and 56 light fixtures.
The electric lighting scheme provides full spectrum, specialty illumination at only 1.43 watts per square foot. 24 new skylights bring desirable daylight to the interior, while waste heat from the refrigeration compressors heats the hot water used for washing.
New materials with recycled content included tiles from recycled glass, countertops from detergent bottles, tabletops from soy flour and newsprint, and insulation from newspapers. Low toxic paint throughout and low mercury fluorescent lamps complete the ecological building materials roster.