It’s a small coffee roaster with huge ideas. And an even bigger heart. So together with the owner, we crafted a new place that could house all the goodness.
It began by looking at the space a little differently with Campos founder Will Young and co-owner Damian Roche. It’s how we always begin, by seeing and hearing a vision of what we’re starting with and thinking about where a project could go, all through the eyes of our clients.
The project started with identifying a place that had a strong sense of local character and community: a downtown alley well known for its design agencies, a record shop and nearby art venues.
— DESIGNER Won Shim
Several upgrades were needed on the space, including new concrete slabs, timber support beams, roofing and HVAC systems.
We preserve historical details whenever possible. This project on Edison Street, an urban Salt Lake City alleyway, included exposing (and reinforcing) brick walls, wooden ceiling beams and other intriguing details.
An animated daylight study showed how installing a skylight—as well as windows along the entire front side—would let natural light wash through the whole space in every season.
The finished windows create opportunities for inspiring indoor-outdoor interactions.
We reused existing materials wherever possible to connect guests to the history of the building.
The roasting process and equipment were kept visible to the public to create common areas and spaces that inspire community.