Old Meets New


Seattle, WA


Restaurant & Bar

  • Permitting
  • Interior Design
  • Commercial Kitchen Design
  • Branding & Identity
  • Signage

District 1, the restaurant’s namesake is a neighborhood in Saigon that is famous for its cuisine. The owner’s vision for this restaurant was to serve a higher level of Vietnamese food. She wanted her restaurant to reflect the warm and colorful Saigon that she grew up in. This Vietnamese restaurant 

We used elements of French Colonial architecture in our design through the use of awnings and soffits and windowed walls. The color pallet of teal, brown and cream with pops of gold and magenta represent the colorful streets of Saigon. We used indirect light in the soffit windows to create the illusion of a cityscape.

District (12)

The owner also opened a restaurant directly next door. The two are connected through a shared private room that can also be used as a children’s area so that parents can linger over their meals in peace.

The pair of separate, yet connected restaurants presented unique challenges for code solutions.