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F IR M P R OFILE BALDAUF CATTON VON ECKARTSBERG Architects is a San Francisco based design firm known for the diversity of scales at which it works - from the master planning of large urban projects to the china used in our restaurant designs. The firm’s principals pursue this range of work because they believe that the conceptual ideas of architecture and design are refined and made meaningful by attention to the details of direct human interaction. An interest in the broad approach to a design problem lends itself to the multi-disciplinary character of BCV Architects and to experiences in urban design and planning, architecture, interiors, furnishing, and graphic design. BCV Architects’ approach to the issue of sustainability is to look at the issue through multiple lenses – not only seeking engineering solutions but also responding to the ethical, cultural, social, economic and historic implications of a project and its place in the environment. It is this approach that has informed projects such as The Ferry Building Marketplace, San Francisco, CA; Mercato, Bend, Oregon; Oxbow Public Market, Napa, California; and the new Master Plan for San Francisco’s Treasure Island neighborhood. In each of these projects, large conceptual ideas are refined and made meaningful by attention to the details of direct human interaction. BCV views its responsibility to design projects that become vibrant communities that sustain the lives of their inhabitants and users. BCV Architects responds to the client’s needs with innovation and thoughtfulness, resulting in dramatic and elegant solutions. A collaborative design process with a commitment to outstanding service was established in 1997 by BCV Principals Hans Baldauf, Ken Catton and Chris von Eckartsberg. This has forged lasting relationships with esteemed companies including Blake Hunt Ventures, Century Theatres, Franciscan Oakville Estates, Il Fornaio Restaurants, The Irvine Company, Prometheus Real Estate Group, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, TrizecHahn, Viansa Winery, Williams-Sonoma and Wilson Meany Sullivan.


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C ON TE N TS SELECT HOSPITALITY PROJECTS Press Club Angelini, Bangkok Anthology Crush 29, Roseville M.Y. China Decathlon Club Aria Fat's Asia Bistro Stars Piatti Angelini, Shenzhen Angelini Bar, Shenzhen Il Fornaio, Sacramento Enoteca Viansa Il Fornaio, Walnut Creek Napa Farms Market Crush 29, Sacramento Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo Perry's Franciscan Estates Winery Cakebread Winery East Addition Viansa Winery Gap HQ Lobby Renovation City House Hill House Peninsula House Historic House Resort House


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Press Club serves as an urban tasting room for eight of California’s most celebrated premium-quality, small-production wineries and vineyards, where winery employees present guests with an array of vintages and varietals to sample and purchase. The 9,000-square-foot venue is located on Yerba Buena Lane in the heart of San Francisco’s most exciting new destination for dining, shopping and cultural arts. By partnering directly with vintners, Press Club offers a sophisticated microcosm of a premium California Wine Country experience and is home to an exclusive assemblage of wineries not collectively available anywhere else in the world. In addition to wine tasting, Press Club provides an exclusive retail opportunity for local and visiting wine enthusiasts and aspirants, giving customers access to rare libraries of wines and a full complement of current releases directly from the eight wineries -- all in a single, centralized location.

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Both the challenge and opportunity in reinventing this complex, multi-level, 7,800 S.F. Italian restaurant and bar located in the Shangri-La Hotel was the requirement to respect elements of the existing infrastructure and conserve where possible the scope of new construction. As a symbolic reference to the old spirit of Angelini, the basic bones of the existing architecture remain intact but are reconceived in a bolder, modern expression that plays upon the contrast of light and dark, hard and soft, old and new. A series of dramatic soaring new window boxes plug within the preserved architectural columns to define a new expression for the important riverside façade of the hotel. Within, against a cream and chocolate palette, illuminated amber toned onyx elements glow with warmth. As part of the Hotel’s larger master plan, Angelini is conceived of no longer as another fine-dining establishment, but as a distinctly more casual, hip, and sophisticated yet accessible riverside venue.

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Anthology, located in the MetroWork building, is a modern supper club for downtown San Diego. The venue features Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B performers with seating on two levels and a mezzanine. The club also features small lounges with a warm, casual elegance inherent to Southern California.

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With respect for the legacy of jazz, we frame it here for the next generation. By today’s standards it is unique because dinner is served during the performance. One can enjoy the simultaneous celebration of food and music. The farm-to-table emphasis of the menu and the conditioned wine library are commitments to the quality of the dining experience. The long and narrow site presented an unusual shape for viewing a performance. Rather than fight the proportions, we accentuated them for dramatic effect by compressing the space and accentuating its verticality. Seating is stacked in an L-shape on multiple levels. This creates sight lines that are great for people watching as well as viewing the performance. A dramatic sculptural concrete stair connects the three open levels, and is optimally positioned for people-watching.

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Crush 29 is a 9000sf restaurant in Roseville which focuses on wine and looks to the Napa Valley for design inspiration. The complete experience begins on approach to the center, allowing the tone of the environment and experience to be set well before one enters. BCV’s concept for the Restaurant has yielded a solution for the exterior that reflects the restaurant’s unique connection to the Napa Valley with its simple and timeless stone facade made of Napa Valley Tufa Stone. The centerpiece of the restaurant is the circular bar lighted by a sculptural element which is fashioned from thousands of mica disks each unique in its color and translucence. The interior of the restaurant continues the wine country theme with rounded booths fashioned like wine barrels, rustic stone walls and floors, and several fireplaces. Two wine caves serve as private function rooms for up to 50, and the wine library serves as a smaller private dining room.

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BCV’s reputation for bringing a Western design aesthetic to hospitality projects in Asia takes a twist, with this new San Francisco restaurant that brings East to West. M.Y. China is a 7,000 sf, 200-seat contemporary Chinese fine dining restaurant with exhibition kitchen in the Westfield San Francisco Centre, conceived and operated by award-winning Chinese chef and television host Martin Yan. The restaurant is designed as a reflection of Chef Yan’s life and experiences, and centers on the social celebrations associated with enjoying Chinese food. The kitchen is turned inside-out to blend the cooking and dining environments, and to create a theatrical backdrop to the dining experience. Dramatic wok cookery and noodle pulling take center stage, with colorful ingredients and meticulous stacks of serveware framed as display elements. The design blends patterns, textures, and materials found in China in a distinctly modern American way, in the use of various tones and textures of stone, wood, porcelain and steel.

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The Decathlon Club is a revisioning and updating of an existing fitness club model into a contemporary health and social club for all ages. The new program expands upon the traditional club amenities of pool, tennis courts and restaurant to create a hub of shared activity to also accommodate family and educational uses, by adding art and music studios, learning labs, family gathering areas, juice bar, media room, business center, and an iPad lounge. The club entrance has been made to feel like an elegant modern hotel lobby, with distinct zones accommodating multiple functions defined within the existing atrium, through the use of wood screens and a changing materials palette. The indoor-outdoor lifestyle of Northern California has been highlighted through the reorganization of view axes to the exterior, and the abundant use of foldaway doors.

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This 10,000 square foot restaurant and bar is conceptualized as the western expatriate’s “home-away -from-home” and is organized along the metaphorical spaces of a house. The ground floor introduces the strong axial organization of the project: a clear shot from the lounge bar through a fireplace lounge to the powerful form of the central staircase and wine bar. The upper level contains the main restaurant and continues the “house” theme with semi-private rooms around the crown of the central stair. The stringerless staircase rises within a mahogany enclosure. The structure’s skin erodes from top to bottom, the upper floor shielded by solid panels, wine storage at mid level, and an open stand-up wine counter at its base. Simple stylized forms, custom furnishings, signature steel-blue velvet drapes, and classical images mark the project aesthetic. Winner of an AIA/San “Best of the Bay” Special

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The Fat family of Sacramento engaged BCV to create an Asian bistro which would elevate the typical Chinese restaurant experience. The program consisted of casual dining, private dining, a dim sum bar, a retail/take-out food area and an exterior terrace. Inspiration for the architecture was found in the historical royal palaces and temples found throughout the Orient. A grand central dining space is complemented by private dining rooms. Richly stained mahogany doors and windows, imported limestone counters, red mosaic tiles, integral color plaster, custom light fixtures and gem-toned ceramic pots lush with plant life all combine to accent the simple organized flow of the interior.

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Stars Singapore brings to Asia the stylish elegance and exquisite culinary creations that catapulted Chef Jeremiah Towers to Stardom with the original Stars San Francisco. Sensitively inserted into the rehabilitated historic Chijmes building, and located catty-corner from the famed Raffles Hotel, the 7800 square foot Stars accommodates casual cafe dining in the lower level with a full bar, main dining room, and exhibition kitchen in the airy second level hall. A dramatic elliptical grand staircase forms the center icon of the cafe and allows a sweeping entrance into the main dining and bar above. The upper level architectural insertions necessarily avoid engaging any of the historic fabric, the main dining bookended by the overscaled shimmering furniture-like barback to the south and the exhibition kitchen to the north. The Colonnaded east and west side aisles are simply organized into private dining like table settings by a sparing use of tie-back sheer drapery panels. The iconic Stars poster art accents the restrained elegant architectural backdrop with potent color punch. A BCV Principal served as Lead Designer for this project while employed at Backen, Arrigoni & Ross.

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Piatti Restaurant in Mill Valley continues its successful Italian trattoria atmosphere in this contemporary remodel of an existing building. Featuring a wall of windows and an alfresco patio overlooking Shelter Bay, the restaurant is imbued with a resort-like feel. Recycled teak furniture, a community table, and classic Carrara stone reinforces the ethos of timelessness and sustainability reflected in the restaurant’s use of seasonal food from local producers. The restaurant, completed in 2007, has 3,790 sf of interior space and 435 sf of exterior patio.

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Situated as the signature dining and social venue located in the new 40-story luxury hotel Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, the Angelini Italian Restaurant & Bar is a major draw for hotel patrons and locals alike. Located in the heart of the Futian business district, the hotel is in close proximity to the convention center, shopping malls and office towers, and is just minutes away from the Hong Kong border. Conceived of as two interdependent venues with their own separate entrances, the Angelini Restaurant and Bar shares a central Gallery spine for circulation between the two spaces, and an aesthetic that presents organic materials in a decidedly modern and upscale fashion. Cream-colored stone walls, bars and countertops are juxtaposed against the rich dark walnut floors, ceilings and decorative panels with a steel channel detail that runs throughout. Exhibition cooking areas, including a large pizza-oven, open cookline and antipasti kitchen, are clad in tomato-hued glass tile and accented with warm moody lighting. Features of note include: a double-height wine wall with spiral stair for access, two private dining rooms including a mezzanine with a view that overlooks the restaurant, a cozy cigar & cognac room, video display capabilities in the Bar area, largescale artwork and dramatic decorative lighting throughout.

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Situated as the signature dining and social venue located in the new 40-story luxury hotel Futian Shangri-La, Shenzhen, the Angelini Italian Restaurant & Bar is a major draw for hotel patrons and locals alike. Located in the heart of the Futian business district, the hotel is in close proximity to the convention center, shopping malls and office towers, and is just minutes away from the Hong Kong border. Conceived of as two interdependent venues with their own separate entrances, the Angelini Restaurant and Bar shares a central Gallery spine for circulation between the two spaces, and an aesthetic that presents organic materials in a decidedly modern and upscale fashion. Cream-colored stone walls, bars and countertops are juxtaposed against the rich dark walnut floors, ceilings and decorative panels with a steel channel detail that runs throughout. Exhibition cooking areas, including a large pizza-oven, open cookline and antipasti kitchen, are clad in tomato-hued glass tile and accented with warm moody lighting. Features of note include: a double-height wine wall with spiral stair for access, two private dining rooms including a mezzanine with a view that overlooks the restaurant, a cozy cigar & cognac room, video display capabilities in the Bar area, largescale artwork and dramatic decorative lighting throughout.

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A generous amount of outdoor seating is provided to take advantage of the warm evenings common to Sacramento. The main dining room opens to a covered outdoor “loggia”, which opens to outdoor garden seating. Full-height windows and nineteen-foot ceilings encourage penetration of light and air and create stimulating views through the layers of indoor and outdoor spaces. The outdoor “Loggia” is a romanticized with large exterior canvas curtains, hand-molded plaster walls and hand forged candleholders. Three distinctive private dining rooms are provided for special functions frequently held by local legislators. The main dining room is dominated by a large bar and trademark exposed cook line. Custom light fixtures and Italian artwork were commissioned to enrich the space. Yellow terrazzo floors made from onyx are combined with Carrara marble, stained wood wainscot, ornamented white walls and gold trim to create a classic character reminiscent of a European “grand caffe.” A BCV Principal served as Lead Designer for this project while employed at Backen, Arrigoni & Ross.

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Located near Union Square, Viansa Enoteca is BCV’s third project with Viansa Winery allowing the winery to serve city dwellers and visitors with Sonoma-style wine tastings. The design of the Wine Bar and Enoteca, or wine library, is reflective of Viansa’s enthusiasm for Tuscany through the use of color, warm wood, and distinctive pendant lighting over the bar. Viansa Enoteca, a neighbor to the Hotel Triton, uses the storefront windows, mirrors, and a bright dome-shaped ceiling to expand the sense of space. Photography by Rien van Ritjhoven.

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This European cafe for Il Fornaio is sited at the edge of a civic park in downtown Walnut Creek, California. Inside, the bar functions in the classic Italian sense, as an espresso bar and caffe during the morning and lunch hours, and as a typical cocktail bar in the evening. The dining room is flanked on one side by the exposed cookline and by the indoor-outdoor loggia on the other. The loggias can open up completely to engage the park and take advantage of the favorable weather for an open-air dining experience. Italian frescoes wrap each column.

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The contemporary design aesthetic for SFO’s Napa Farms Market features juxtapositions of warm against cool, dark against light, rough against honed, solid against void. Artisan purveyors Tyler Florence, Equator Coffee, Vino Volo and others fill the market with high quality products, providing ”Food from the Earth for Travelers in the Sky.” The market hall features a wall system of buff colored terra cotta planks. A cork-clad ceiling, elm wood fixturing and shelving and concrete countertops and floor provide a tactile earthy touchstone to the palette. Blackened steel and brushed stainless details introduce an industrial edge. The green color of the tile wall at the exhibition prep line continues in the project’s graphics and packaging. T3

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Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondo is a retail/airport concept created by D-Lew Enterprises of San Francisco, providing an alternative to the standard airport fare and experience. Like the grand bars found in great transportation terminals throughout the world, these bold, iconic structures of cherry wood and Carrara marble sit dramatically within the stark modern context of the terminal atriums, offering the weary traveler the fine tastes and rich ambiance that Il Fornaio is known for. There are two Il Fornaio Caffe Del Mondos at San Francisco’s new International Airport, one located in the end atrium of concourse A, the other at the end of concourse G, each offering specialty coffees, baked goods, sandwiches, salads and a winebar. Travelers with time on their hands have a choice of seating themselves at the winebar or, in concourse A, at tables overlooking the three-story atrium space. Photography by JD Peterson.

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Perry’s, a venerable San Francisco restaurant, is recreated in Terminal 1 as a 3,500 sf café with the classic hallmarks of its original incarnation, including rich wood paneling, a mosaic tile floor and a zinc bar.

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BCV was the Design Architect for this new Tasting Room and Visitors’ Center in Napa Valley. Franciscan holds the philosophy that “the wines are the elegant expression of the vineyards, giving unique voice to the terroir on which they are grown.” BCV’s design seeks to give architectural expression to this philosophy by creating a building that is memorable and fits comfortably into its vineyard setting. The great tasting room is the portal to what may be explored beyond, including the 10,000 bottle wine library and clubrooms, which are designed for the members of Franciscan’s wine club.

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Located in the heart of Napa Valley, the Cakebread Winery stands as one of Napa’s oldest family run wineries. The new 10,000 square feet addition blends seamlessly with the existing 43,000 square feet main building, by ensuring a continuity of form and material palette. The architectural style relies on a restrained use of natural materials and textures that harmonize with the surrounding vines and cherished vegetable garden. The main floor of the addition consists of a large barrel storage room, a light filled state- of-the-art wine lab, and a series of private tasting rooms – each with their own view to the vineyards just outside. On the second floor, the new Wine Club room provides dramatic views eastward over the grapes to Howell Mountain beyond. Continuing with the natural modern aesthetic first established by William Turnbull, this winery addition was BCV’s first collaboration with architect Don Brandenburger, who designed the majority of the buildings at this Rutherford site. The Cakebread family has established their presence in the wine world by producing the highest quality wines, and providing a wine tasting experience sure to be the highlight of any wine country visit. The architecture of the project unites and enhances this wine tasting experience in a celebration of wine, food, friends and a sense of place.

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Located in the Carneros region of Sonoma, this terracotta and tile hilltop vinery embodies the spirit of northern Italy. Overlooking natural wetlands that have been restored by Viansa, the winery is organized in the tradition of a Tuscan farmstead. With a cluster of buildings encircling a common courtyard, views extend to both the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. Visiting tours are led through an underground winemaking cellar to the 3,500 square foot beamed and frescoed tasting room above, where traditional Italian food is paired with Viansa wines. The master plan includes a large dining pavilion and Italian demonstration kitchen, offices, a private dining cellar, and caves. A BCV Principal served as Lead Designer for this project while employed at BAR Architects.

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BCV Architects combined two apartments in a modern condominium in San Francisco’s historic Jackson Square neighborhood creating a quintessential urban home for a family of four.

The apartment features a grand main salon that is 40’ square showcasing dramatic cityscape views - this room is the social center of the home. The salon serves as living room, music room, dining room and gallery for the family’s evolving collection of photographs. Opening off this room is a sky lit kitchen which features contrasting Wenge cabinetry and Carrara marble countertops. An elegant breakfast alcove completes the room.

On the other side of the grand salon is the library which is painted persimmon orange and provides a strong contrast to the subdued whites and silvers of the salon. The main hall of the apartment is treated as a long linear gallery featuring both works on paper and three dimensional objects. Each bedroom and bathroom reflects the personality of the individual family members.

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Designed for the enjoyment of the Northern California climate and the views of Richardson Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, and sunsets over the Marin Headlands, this “Mediterranean Chic” residence has multiple outdoor living areas. This three-story home is anchored into its steep hillside site with hand-cut stone walls, elegant gardens and fountains. The upper outdoor loggia has a fireplace and radiant floors to extend the seasons for outdoor living even when the fog rolls in. The lower level features an outdoor pizza oven, a fire pit, a pool and Roman spa. A stone and plaster spiral stair gracefully but purposefully moves guests between the top and bottom “public” floors and encourage them to bypass the middle “private” bedroom floor. The walls and ceilings are plastered throughout the home, including custom plaster air vents integrated into the plaster surfaces. All exterior doors, windows, balconies and louvered awnings were custom-designed out of steel and bronze.

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This 5,100 square foot residence is organized around a majestic Blue Oak tree, which occupies the only flat portion of this one-acre site. With dramatic views of a Windy Hill to the southwest, the house is designed to respond directly to the natural features of the site. While breaking down the building’s overall massing, the various components of the house garage, main house, master wing and guest house at the rear - form edges of a formal courtyard anchored by the Blue Oak. The spaces of the main house simultaneously look inward to the quiet tree, canopied courtyard, and outward to the dramatic distant views. Tucked into the site’s hillside and locked into the landscape by the great room’s loggia and terrace wall, the house conceals its story scale and allows for a pool side setting to be elegantly carved into the cascading terrain, shielded from neighbors’ views and the building approach. Photography by Rien Van Ritjhoven.

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Located in the hills of Marin County, the Ross residence was originally built in 1906, with subsequent renovations to the house and gardens. The original Architect was John White, the brotherin-law of Bernard Maybeck, and the most recent garden design was designed by notable Landscape Architect Thomas Church.

The goal for this renovation and addition was to reinforce the design approaches of the original Architects and to respect the character, proportions and detailing of the main house, while addressing lifestyle requirements of a contemporary family of five. The rear of the house was redesigned on all three levels with a light filled breezeway added to connect the main level and the guest unit quarters. A roof access deck was enclosed and now functions as an exercise room serving the master suite.

BCV collaborated with the Landscape Architect on material selection and responses to challenging level changes for the garden. The addition of a pool house and outdoor shower provide the functional needs of the historic circular pool, and a new exterior kitchen, dining and lounge deck elegantly meet the needs of modern day outdoor entertainment.

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This private ocean front estate on the north shore of Kauai is designed to be a personal resort. The buildings are arranged on the site in a cluster with careful attention to views, wind protection, privacy, and access to the sand swimming beach. The central building functions as the Master House. Detached Beach Bungalows provide resort style guest accommodations. A Lodge Pavilion contains a large living room, dining and kitchen for group entertaining and gatherings. A Recreation Pavilion incorporates a studio, lap pool and tennis facilities. has sliding walls that provide full views and clear access to abundant outdoor

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The master plan for the property includes a remote Barn to house the recreational vehicles and horses to be used for exploration of this large park-like property.

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