Brouwer’s Café

Seattle, WA

A curved steel structure hangs from the ceiling of the two-story hall occupied by Brouwer’s Café. Inspired by a programmatic need for ample seating, this suspended mezzanine animates the large volume of the old workshop building. The dramatic gesture is echoed in a steel-clad oculus that brings natural light to the mezzanine and a seventy-foot beer bar below. The geometric forms and unadorned materials recall an old-world beer hall, giving the space a rough-hewn elegance that complements the hundreds of craft brews served on the premises.