PCC Community Markets Open West Seattle Store

“…the produce tables are made of cedar reclaimed from the old store, which was demolished in early 2018, eight months after it closed. The new store was built for Living Building Challenge Petal Certification, designed by architect Graham Baba in collaboration with architect of record MG2.”

Source: West Seattle Blog

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Washington Fruit Wins 2019 ASLA Award in General Design

“An Eastern Washington fruit and produce company has used carefully designed landscape to create a headquarters site that celebrates its connection to the region’s agricultural history and creates an inspiring work environment for its employees.”

Source: American Society of Landscape Architects

Image: Kevin Scott

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Alaska Airlines Lounge featured in New York Times

“Alaska Airlines is spending $50 million over the next few years to refresh and expand its lounges, including new ones in New York and San Francisco. The airline also just opened a third lounge in Seattle’s airport, its biggest yet, in response to the growth in that airport’s traffic — to 50 million passengers in 2018 from 30 million in 2010.”

Source: New York Times

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Deep Dive on Metalocus

“…the design includes a series of space limitations, such as varying heights of ceilings, scale, dramatic elevation changes and complicated shapes. Deep Dive is aesthetically inspired by the old clandestine bars of 1920, with a sophisticated atmosphere with a rich range of materials and objects.”

Source: Metalocus

Image: Haris Kenjar

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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 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

Image: Harris Kenjar

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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

Image: Alex Crook

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