Tamarind is a women’s clothing store in Sebastopol’s Barlow development. The owner wanted to keep the space in its relatively ‘raw’ state which includes concrete floors, roll-up garage doors and steel framing. The large east-facing window, roll-up doors and full-length, glazed clerestory provide abundant daylight in the dramatic 25’ tall space.
Storage Pro is a new self-storage facility located on the busy Highway 12 corridor in Rincon Valley. The project includes three 3-story buildings and over 600 storage units. Some of the first floor units have exterior access while the remainder are accessed through interior corridors. The primary building materials are concrete block, metal siding and glass curtain wall. The glass curtain wall is located at the building fronting the street to make the building less imposing. A grove of mature oak trees has been preserved and the site backs up to Santa Rosa Creek and a proposed creek trail.
Sweet T’s was an existing restaurant in the Fountaingrove area of Santa Rosa. The project created an open air structure to cover the outdoor patio area. The design used heavy timber and galvanized corrugated steel for a rustic look, combined with more contemporary fixtures to complement the interior of the restaurant and the southern BBQ theme.
Sadly, the restaurant was destroyed in the Tubb’s Fire of October 2017. The only thing remaining was the structure created in this project. Sweet T’s has since reopened in Windsor.
Bear Republic Brewing Company has opened a new brew-pub in Rohnert Park. The project is occupying a 11,000 square foot space adjacent to Roberts Lake and includes extensive outdoor seating areas.
The patio has a new steel and wood framed roof allowing outdoor seating for a larger portion of the year. Outdoor seating areas also include an existing deck over the lake and an expanded beer garden with stage and kids area. The material palette at the beer garden includes decomposed granite and artificial turf ground surfaces, gabion benches, cor-ten steel and a wood fence.
The interior includes a new brewery, interior beer garden, ‘shipping container’ bar, dining room, new kitchen equipment and a tiki bar. A cast-in-place concrete wall topped with glazing separates the brewery from the public allowing the brewing process to be safely observed from the adjacent indoor beer garden. The octagonal space interior beer garden is topped by a cupola allowing light to pour in from above. The shipping container bar serves both the interior and exterior spaces allowing views through the bar out to the lake. New storefront windows in the dining room open up the view of the lake. The existing ceiling above the shipping container bar and dining room was removed to expose large glulam trusses.
The exterior also includes a new covered service area and silo. The existing rooftop cupolas and mechanical wells have been wrapped in perforated metal to give a more industrial look to the existing vaguely ‘Mediterranean’ architecture.