Elm Coffee Roasters / Olson Kundig

Elm Coffee Roasters / Olson Kundig

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Coffee Shop  · 
Seattle, United States
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Olson Kundig
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
  • Photographer Created with Sketch.
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    -, Advance Tabco, Glastender, Micro Matic, Pacific Mat, PentalQuartz, Suro Ceramics
  • Design Team

    Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, Design Principal; Jeff Ocampo, LEED® AP, Project Manager; Sasha Leon, Project Architect; Margaret Undine, NCIDQ, Interior Design Staff
  • Clients

    Elm Coffee Roasters
  • Collaborators

    Sellen Construction, General Contractor
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Text description provided by the architects. Designed to emphasize the unpretentious service and handcrafted coffee for which Elm is known, the warm and bright café on the ground floor of the new 9th & Thomas mixed-use building—also by Olson Kundig—is an inviting extension of Elm’s original café in Seattle’s Pioneer Square neighborhood.

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This café and coffee retail space, located in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, spills out into the building’s main lobby and offers a high degree of transparency to the street, inviting passersby to enter and helping establish the lobby as a central community hub. Handmade green tiles from Cerámica Suro in Mexico run along the back wall of the café and are framed by a white marble counter, creating a bright backdrop for Elm’s high-quality coffee and welcoming ambiance.

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“For Elm Coffee Roasters, we wanted to create a bright, optimistic backdrop for the coffee experience Elm has so beautifully crafted – one characterized by simple elegance and sincere hospitality.” –Kirsten R. Murray, FAIA, Design Principal

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Address: Seattle, Washington, United States

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Cite: "Elm Coffee Roasters / Olson Kundig" 12 Jul 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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