Graham Baba Projects Honored

“The projects by Seattle-based Graham Baba are Deep Dive, a bar in the Amazon Spheres; Dockside Cannabis, a cannabis product retailer; and Trailbend Taproom, a bar/restaurant. Trailbend was also recognized with an innovation/materiality award. It was noted for creative use of concrete, wood, steel and Richlite, a Tacoma-based paper product.”

Source: Daily Journal of Commerce

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Brett Baba interviewed by Portrait Magazine

“I love seeing our associates who have been with us since we were founded flourishing and developing into great architects. Several have created amazing bodies of work. Our office offers great opportunities for design authorship to those that share our values. These folks will go on to do great things.”

Source: Portrait Magazine

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Deep Dive Featured in Hospitality Design

“When you descend, you enter into this dark relic that’s tinged with a sense of Victorian magic and mysticism,” says lead architect Jim Graham. “It’s a small place with complex geometry. It was like fitting out a boat.”

Source: Hospitality Design

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DEEP DIVE: A CABINET OF CURIOSITIES

“Deep Dive takes its aesthetic inspiration from the worlds of Charles Darwin and Jules Verne, capturing the human spirit of curiosity and imagination. Accessed via a nondescript entryway tucked discretely between the two Amazon Spheres, the bar unfolds as a journey.“

Source: Pendulum Magazine

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AIA Featured Project: Chophouse Row

“Chophouse Row is the last piece of developer Liz Dunn’s 15-year master plan to encourage small-scale “incremental urbanism” in Seattle’s Pike/Pine neighborhood. It features a mix of new and old: retail, restaurant, offices, and housing, all in the same building as well as the greater block.”

Source: The American Institute of Architects

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Inside Deep Dive’s Innovative, Elaborate Design

“We didn’t want it to devalue the spheres by competing with them,” says Jim Graham, Partner and Co-Founder at Graham Baba Architects. “The spheres are a charged space. They’re light and lifting, while Deep Dive is more introspective and calming.”

Source: Seattle Eater

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Deep Dive Featured in Vogue

“Around the corner and down a few stairs is Deep Dive, a place that Eater dubbed the “most dramatic bar” in Seattle. It’s a fair assessment, given the low lights, high velvet banquettes, and pages of cocktail offerings including the Rich & Famous, which includes white truffle.”

Source: Vogue

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Deep Dive Featured in Seattle Magazine

“Erickson worked with a team of people to bring Deep Dive to life, including Curtis Steiner, the Ballard gallery owner and art curator, who was commissioned to fill the beautiful space designed by Graham Baba Architects. Amazon’s main request for the space was that it be a speakeasy, one that would be open to the public and have its own entrance.”

Source: Seattle Magazine

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Deep Dive Wins Eater Awards 2018 Design of the Year

“When renowned chef Renee Erickson’s Deep Dive opened beneath the Amazon Spheres in August, it immediately became Seattle’s most dramatic bar. Designed by prolific Graham Baba Architects, whose striking work also includes the likes of Mezcaleria Oaxaca and Chophouse Row on Capitol Hill, Deep Dive’s moody atmosphere stands in stark contrast to the bright, naturally lit greenhouses above.”

Source: Seattle Eater

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The Cloud Room featured in Officelovin'

“The concept for Cloud Room posits that “the best office might not be an office at all.” Cloud Room provides a shared working environment and private member’s club enriched by the people who occupy it.” 

Source: Officelovin’

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Bounty Kitchen comes to Denny Triangle

“Graham Baba Architects, responsible for such showstoppers as Renee Erickson’s dramatic Deep Dive bar in the Amazon Spheres down the street, designed the space. Striking light fixtures accent the airy, light-filled space, which is divided into two seating areas: one with communal tables and the other a large section of bar seating. There’s also a patio for warmer-weather dining.”

Source: Seattle Eater

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Sawyer in The Registry

“When chef Mitch Mayers began working on the concept for a new restaurant in Ballard, he collaborated closely with Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects in an effort to update the existing space located at 5309 22nd Ave. NW but retain the building’s original charm.”

Source: The Registry

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Better Together: Two Schools featured in Seattle Met

“While Giddens and LWGMS will remain separate institutions, the new shared design, dubbed the Two Schools Project, will transform the old Imperial Lanes lot in Rainier Valley into conjoined campuses that share common spaces like the lunchroom and outdoor areas. Anjali Grant Design and Graham Baba architects, a go-to for hip Seattle restaurants, have designed a sleek space with solar panels, water cisterns, composters, and a garden that would make even Kermit the Frog change his mind about the ease of being green.”

Source: Seattle Met

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