The Native Lounge's close proximity to the historic San Luis Obispo Mission de Tolosa led the owner to the “concept” of NATIVE. The owner wanted to transform Mission Grill into a light, open, lounge bar encompassing the decomposition of the Native elements that are reflected throughout the space in form and finishes. EARTH | WIND | AIR | WATER | FIRE. Our main design objective was to generate a free flowing atmosphere where guests could move from space to space and ambiance to ambiance while mingling with friends and colleagues. We wanted to reverse the typical dinning experience by not confining it to the bounds of the table.
AIACCC 2008 Award of Merit