The Advocate

Our second project with the owners of Comal, The Advocate’s site was the former “Wright’s Garage” in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley.  As with Comal, the design  embraces the original building’s exposed framing,  steel, and concrete, but layers textural layers of end-block wood flooring, custom color glazed brick,  walnut millwork and steel banquettes.  Orange upholstered mid-century dining chairs (Ebay finds) add a color punch to the warm porcini gray room. Vintage 12″  nails forgd into wall art by artist John Bisbee create texture at the back bar wall, while enlarged historic berkeley postcards hide acoustic panels. Meyer Sound’s patented Constellation system gives the restaurant buzz without noise, allowing for easy conversations and loud music simultaneously.

Project Description

 

Our second project with the owners of Comal, The Advocate’s site was the former “Wright’s Garage” in the Elmwood neighborhood of Berkeley.  As with Comal, the design  embraces the original building’s exposed framing,  steel, and concrete, but layers textural layers of end-block wood flooring, custom color glazed brick,  walnut millwork and steel banquettes.  Orange upholstered mid-century dining chairs (Ebay finds) add a color punch to the warm porcini gray room. Vintage 12″  nails forgd into wall art by artist John Bisbee create texture at the back bar wall, while enlarged historic berkeley postcards hide acoustic panels. Meyer Sound’s patented Constellation system gives the restaurant buzz without noise, allowing for easy conversations and loud music simultaneously.

Project Details

ACOUSTICAL CONSULTANTS: Meyer Sound
CUSTOM LIGHTING: Photosynthesis
FOOD SERVICE: KRBS
PHOTOGRAPHER: Patricia Chang
PRESS
San Francisco Chronicle

New Berkeley restaurant the Advocate generates buzz, not noise

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