Energy, connection, vibrancy, character. None of these are physical structures, yet they can often be the most important components of architecture.For us, creating places begins by going places. Whether down the street or across time zones. Whether we are actively working on a place or not. We are constantly obsessed with observing, experiencing and uncovering the culture, fabric, physical traits and x-factors that make truly intriguing places.
Our Place Projects
- Katsuya by Starck > Restaurant / Hospitality
- Root 246 > Restaurant / Hospitality
- S Bar > Restaurant / Hospitality
- Santa Barbara Bowl > Institutional
- Sevilla > Restaurant / Hospitality
- The Emerson Theater > Restaurant / Hospitality
Additional Restaurant / Hospitality Projects
The Emerson Theater
Straight out of the Era of Prohibition, The Emerson Theater brings to Hollywood a contemporary Speakeasy, draped in velvet.
Working with sbe Entertainment Group, and New York-based designer Mark Zeff, DesignARC helped bring to life the 9,000 square foot nightclub. A renovation of an existing venue, The Emerson Theater is all burlesque and aerial acts–undulating strips of Edison marquee bulbs create a seductively warm canopy of light over raised stages, showcasing fishnets and feathers.
A 450 guest capacity, and state-of-the-art sound and light systems fill the deep booths and banquettes, with bump and grind.
Two grand staircases in walnut with wrought-iron railings, and a pair of expansive liquor bars with surfaces of rich brass and granite, describe the “vintage-modern” concept–a palette in which Gatsby would be well at home.
2013 Hosptality Design Best Nightclub Award