Our commercial work grows out of a direct expression of our client's needs.  Projects include everything from restaurants to office spaces, labs to warehouses.

We see each project as a unique opportunity to develop a concise environment that serves the technical requirements associated with programatic needs as well as provide a rich and thoughtful spaces that bring delight to those who will inhabit the space.

world famous

Among the key considerations in designing the new creative home for this video design and editing company was making space that encourages their casual and highly collaborative working methods and keeping the musical instruments, momentos, toys and gadgets that influence their projects easily accessible. A shelving system to accomodate all that inspiration lines the walls that separate the main work space from the edit bays.

cascina spinasse

So delicious is Piedmont-influenced pasta at Cascina Spinasse that reservations in the tiny restaurant backed up for weeks. We were delighted to be asked to help design and manage an expansion that would allow more diners to enjoy a meal there. In addition to an expanded kitchen and an additional 28 seats in the dining room, the restaurant features bar seating focused on a new pasta glass enclosed making station and the kitchen beyond, where guests can eat and watch the magic happen.

artusi bar

Spinasse's sassy little brother, Artusi  bar expands the vision of chef extraordinaire, Jason Stratton, to provide guests with a more casual  option to the restaurant. The bar highlights food and spirits of medieval and renaissance Italy. The space, while an extention of Spinasse, has a character distinct to the restaurant incorporating two bars -- one for preparing food and the other drinks. Simple paper lanterns light the space and a linear mural weaving through the space, painted by Jason, provides an lively visual backdrop for visitors.

turco newstand

An iconic historic landmark in Seattle, this small kiosk located on a downtown sidewalk is a remnant from another era. Former outpost of Frank Turco, a newspaper man and radical labor activist, it is the last remaining news kiosk in downtown. After being torched and comdemned by the city, the client rescued the newstand from being demolished and hired zeroplus to replace it. The new structure brings a contemporary interpretation to the kiosk and how it engages and enlivens the street life of the neighborhood.

poppy restaurant

Celebrated chef Jerry Traunfeld was looking to open a new restaurant named after his mother. We were excited to work with an extremely creative artist of different media and the opportunity to design a space reflective of his personality and the food he creates. Stripping the space back to its old bones exposing existing brick walls, it provided character and a wonderful contrast to the scandinavian modern influence he sought to replicate remisniscent of his childhood home. A long horizontal window and display slot was designed to provide glimpses to the kitchen and feature season blossoms from the garden. Inspired by an early meeting when a tray and small plate collage for the tali tasting menu, presented the material and color palate was born. It was an amazing collective effort with Anne Fisher and Kerf, who designed and manufactured the furniture and panels.

northwest center

The new home for Northwest Center required a transformation. Their relocation to a former industrial warehouse necessitated a more welcoming experience for visitors, clients and employees. The updated lobby and expansion of office areas redefined the character spaces with minimal modifications using a simple but elegant material palette and reorganizing internal flow.

office 1321

The creation of this new office in an existing storefront of a 1930's mixed use building transforms the space with light and modest materials. Its open plan strategically hides compact bathroom storage and kitchen elements to create a serene work environment in the midst of a busy neighborhood setting.

sodo center

Design for the remodel of the lobby of an old warehouse began with the desire to revive this dying warehouse by enhancing and defining the experience of entry and wayfinding within the building. The first task was to restore the existing character of the space where the presence of over-scaled structural concrete columns intoducing a dramatic scale that was previously masked. Signage, an interior canopy, video surveillance monitors become sculptural installations that also function to guide visitors to other areas of the building.

north fork manufacturing building

A prefabricated quansit hut was utilized provide the maximum area of covered space at the most economical price to house production, utility and storage area for an herbal manufacturing company. But the structure was customized to provide maximum daylight and utility for the users within the simple building.

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