2012 Restaurant Design:
Workshop Kitchen + Bar : Palm Springs

"Manhattan based Soma Architects took on this project with owners Michael Beckman and Joseph Mourani. First thought: how to realize a contemporary design in a beautiful Colonial building? Our solution was to create a clear contrast through a Modernist insert that follows the rhythm of the space's 27' cathedral ceiling trusses, it's pillars, and 17' high barn-like windows.

"A preference for Industrial Chic led us to a language of architectural concrete, black steel, monolithic forms, and classic, earthy Modern tableware.Soma has earned its reputation for innovative, progressive design on a truly international level, with dozens of global projects under its belt and headquarters in NYC, Beirut and Mexico City. Soma Principal Michel Abboud and Partner Leopoldo Sguera are fellow graduates of the Columbia University School of Architecture. "

 photography by David Lee