Anders Lasater Architects







Silver Trumpet Bar and Restaurant
Costa Mesa, CA

Awarded the 2016 American Institute of Architects Citation Award for the 2016 Featured Category: Food Service

The AIAOC Awards jury universally applauded the adaptive reuse of this project's exterior and the dramatic transformation of the existing building. They particularly appreciated how the new entry feature and patio reactivated the street and created a pedestrian scale along the Avenue of the Arts.

Located in the re-branded Avenue of the Arts Hotel in Costa Mesa, a short walk from the Segerstrom Center for the Arts, the Silver Trumpet Restaurant and Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a pre-show dinner or a late night cocktail. Inspired by the glamour of the performing arts, the design includes a dramatic back-lit entry facade, a shimmering entry water feature, a generous outdoor dining area over looking Segerstrom plaza, and a sexy indoor cocktail lounge with glowing onyx bar.

The architect's challenge was to transform the existing back-of-house facade and enliven what had been a long forgotten and unarticulated wall. The solution was to craft a new, vibrant, and meaningful street facade that reinforces the identity of the hotel, while inviting patrons to cross the street from the Segerstrom Center to explore a part of the hotel that had been previously off-limits.

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