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Designing Commercial SpaCES FOR Communities

Using our technical and artistic skills, we enjoy the challenge of creating the perfect environment for you to run your business. Whether you are a grocery store, restaurant, hair salon or office space, we consider everything from your clientele to your corporate identity to ensure your success.

Hong Kong Supermarket

Hong Kong Supermarket’s new location is at South 38th and Yakima, in the Lincoln District of Tacoma, WA. We were asked by the owners to design, obtain permits and manage this project through construction, after their existing building, the Lincoln Bowl, collapsed in January 2012. Originally designed as a simple retail box, the owners asked us to give them something unique at the entries on two sides of the structure. Inspired by the language of the famous structure in the Chinese Olympics called the Birds’ Nest, and in general by the Asian cultures that live and shop in this neighborhood, the design of the store has become a visual tribute to the vivacity and culture of this community.

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Intaglio Salon

Weddermann Architecture designed the tenant improvements for both locations of the Intaglio Salon, first at a location near the Tacoma Mall, and later at Point Ruston. Weddermann did the architectural design through the permitting phase as well as the metal artwork for both locations, designing and fabricating shelving, signage, decorative wall divider panels, and a chandelier.

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Terra Blanca Winery

In 1999, Jennifer met Keith Pilgrim, who asked her to research wineries throughout northern California to create a new 20,000 square foot winery building for Terra Blanca. Keith is well-versed in using geothermal, and wanted to utilize the slope of the hillside for natural cooling of the lowest level of the structure, where wine-making and bottling occur. The upper level houses the tasting rooms, commercial kitchen and pizza oven, and banquet spaces. A generous Mediterranean inspired stone porch surrounds two sides of the building, concealing shotcrete caves below for wine storage and tours.  

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Tacoma Link Light Rail Union Station

While at Miller Hull, Jennifer served as Project Architect for the design and construction documents for this station along Tacoma’s light rail line. The design takes its overall shape as a boat like form from the nearby maritime influence and unites this with the industrial quality of the metalwork across the street at the historic Union Station building. Jennifer worked closely with David Miller, Otak, Sound Transit, and selected public artists to define this structure as a functional and beautiful place to wait for a train.

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