Roots Cafe

This project was completed September 2018. It is a Bakery/Coffee shop with some accessory meeting space, a child care area for kids, a separate tenant space, and a roof-top deck for summer use.  It is a single level building on a prominent corner in Westbrook with a very tight budget. We began the design with a two-story program where the second floor spaces would be leased out to various business tenants, but due to cost constraints, have removed the second level and redesigned the mixed-use building to be a single story.  

The materials are prepainted hardi-plank in the Iron Gray color, with a Kebony- a naturally treated wood as the major finishes for the exterior.  Aluminum and galvalume flashings and canopy structures allow the simple shape some detail and protection for the major openings. As is common for our projects, we were intimately involved with the selection and design of the interior details/finishes, such as the custom metal shelving, paint colors, cabinets, all interior trim and details, lighting, and wall/floor finishes.

Shown are the two design schemes for the project. The two-story design proved not to be feasible and it was decided to adjust the design for only one story to hit the target budget. 

Construction Photo- May 2018