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FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWERY

FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN BREWERY
Design Challenge

How did the architects transform a neglected warehouse into a popular craft beer destination and brewing facility?

 

Design Solution

Anchored on a busy corner lot in downtown Santa Barbara, this Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company location capitalizes on high foot traffic in the ever popular Funk Zone arts district—an expansive, curated adaptive reuse development by AB design studio. Expertly detailed interiors feature a thoughtful curation of Figueroa Mountain’s country western-themed brand identity throughout.

AB design studio strategically converted a former warehouse building to support a fully operational brewing facility and tasting room under the same roof. The architects updated structural elements to preserve the space’s light industrial environment, ideal for crafting beer. Small-batch brewing tanks occupy one half of the space, with a tasting area and seating on the other. A dedicated outdoor beer garden offers an additional backdrop for social interactions while connecting the brewery to its Funk Zone neighbors—a collective of wineries, eateries, and retail. 

Project Data

LOT SIZE
30,050 sf
PROJECT SIZE
2,150 sf
LOCATION
Santa Barbara, CA
CONSTRUCTION COST
$300,000
PRINCIPAL
Clay Aurell, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
Nils Hammerbeck
DESIGN TEAM
Josh Blumer, AIA | Yvan LeBrock | Joel Herrera
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
Cunningham Parris Construction
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
Ashley & Vance
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
JMPE
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
Gollins Engineering