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Bistrotek Restaurant & Bar

Bistrotek was a renovation & change of use of two existing commercial buildings in the Westchester section of Los Angeles. The project included a public restaurant area , separate dining room, bar, outdoor seating, and the full commercial kitchen/back of house functions all of which  accommodates 100 guests. The project's aesthetic follows the intent of the restaurant’s menu, rustic, unassuming, with natural materials configured in a unique and comforting way.


One of the major hurdles of the project was negotiating a modification with the Los Angeles Fire Department for two openings in an existing 4 hour division wall. Without these openings, the functionality of the restaurant would have been severely compromised. Additionally, the project’s design and approval phase was compressed to 5 months, requiring submittals to city & county agencies for approvals/permits in multiple phases to maintain a tight construction schedule.

Type: Restaurant

Programming, Design, Site Planning, and Seismic Renovation

3,000 SF/ 100 Seats
Los Angeles, California
Architecture & Interiors: SAA
Structural Engineers: Englekirk & Sabol

Status: Built

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