Banker's Hill Bar & Restaurant
What makes this project relevant and unique is the story about the process and design behind the transformation that we see today. Banker’s Hill is the beautiful result of the creative collaboration of an innovative designer and an open-minded owner, successfully working together to create a compelling restaurant experience within a tight budget. As one juror noted the restaurant, “is remarkable for its nimble response to budget.” The eclectic, yet tasteful use of both rustic & industrial materials is very well done. The jury appreciated the honesty in the use of materials, resulting in a space that is comfortable and inspired by the food. By mixing the classic simplicity of wood, brick, and steel design elements with a modern and vibrant ‘living wall’ elevates the dining experience for the guests, making them feel part of the process and part of the culinary transformation, as they transition from the city street into this unique space. As one juror noted, Banker’s Hill Restaurant’s greatest merit is the fact that its simple elegance exemplifies the idea of “the transformation from the ugly duckling to the beautiful swan. The result is a building that is approachable and humane and that is the very definition of sustainable design.
- Project Address: 2202 4th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101
- Project Owner/ Developer: Terryl Gavre & Carl Schroeder
- Owner Contact Name/ Email: email@example.com
- Project Architect/ Designer: Paul Basile / Basile Studio
The top-notch local restaurant experience. Amazing renovation. It shows off a subtle but aggressive attitude in exposing and exploiting the best of an old building. There is non-stop invention and innovation in exquisite, thoughtful detailing of lighting, doors, flooring...its pretty flawless and hard to find shortcomings in any aspect of this design(or its menu). This space was done with a mature eye for all the things that matter, saying no to over-sweetened themes in the manner of most local fare. With Banker's Hill as new benchmark, San Diego is finally on par with the most memorable restaurant experiences found in LA, SF and NY.