Hospitality Snapshots featured three of our hospitality projects this summer. From airport lounges to rooftop bars to micro-food halls these projects share in common our passion for design and collaboration. Here’s a summary of each feature:


Kaiyo Rooftop

“Design and atmosphere inspirations were drawn from the lush greenery setting the Amazon is known for,” explains [client John Park]. He elaborates on his vision by saying, “I like to think of KAIYŌ Rooftop as a tropical oasis that evokes a feeling of vacation or escapism. I enjoy working with Jonathan Tsurui and his team at WDA. They’re a collaborative partner who understood my vision for KAIYŌ Rooftop.”

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Alaska Airlines Lounge at SFO

“WDA | William Duff Architects were tasked with creating a welcoming, comfortable, and sophisticated space for guests at the Alaska Airlines Lounge at SFO. …WDA realized the Alaska Airlines lounge in keeping with the company’s established design guidelines and brand standards. For Alaska Airlines, this meant approachable, branded spaces, each one anchored on a specific guest experience: “Come In,” “Take a Breath,” “Cut Loose” and “Help Yourself.”

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Local Kitchens Palo Alto

“Local Food Group, Jonathan Tsurui and the WDA team adapted a design approach that allowed function to determine form, as the company morphed its branding for its pioneering micro-food hall, Local Kitchens. [Tsurui] adds, “Local Kitchens is always improving to ensure each location is successful. They are open to ideas and feedback, and are passionate about their concept, which stokes our passion for designing.”

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