EUREKA!-BERKELEY-SPLASH

AB Design Studio

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EUREKA! BERKELEY

EUREKA! BERKELEY
Design Challenge

How did the architects support an emerging brand’s identity in multiple locations from concept to final execution?

Design Solution

While working closely with Eureka!, a restaurant known for its casual sophistication and craft beer selection, AB design studio brought contemporary elegance to the chain concept. The architects were commissioned to design several locations across the western United States, and blended vibrant interior finishes with modern industrial styling.

AB design studio ensured that each location maintained its own design scheme respective of its locale, functioned as a place to convene, and connected with the streetscape to create a larger sense of community. The brand is known for its use of reclaimed wood, exposed architectural elements, eye-catching lighting fixtures, accented ceilings, Escher-inspired wallpaper, and bars that serve as the centerpiece of the spaces.

A carefully planned kitchen and back-of-house contributes to the smooth running of each restaurant. The design team collaborated closely with a graphic designer to ensure that all collateral was in accord with the décor. As Eureka! expands, the architects intend to keep each restaurant individually suited to the area in which it resides.

Project Data

PROJECT SIZE
3,958 SF
LOCATION
BERKELEY, CA
PRINCIPAL
CLAY AURELL, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
JOE REEVES
DESIGN TEAM
JOSH BLUMER. AIA | ERIC BEHR | ANTHON ELLIS | ARAMIS ARCIGA | WILLIAM REID | NILS HAMMERBECK | KARMEN AURELL
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
KURRELS CONSTRUCTION, INC
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
ASHLEY & VANCE ENGINEERING
ELECTRICAL ENGINNER
SAN JUIS ELECTRIC
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
JVA MECAHNICAL ENGINEERS
PLUMBING ENGINEER
JVA MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
KITCHEN CONSULTANT
TRIMARK RAYGAL
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