Alumni Sandwich and Liquor Bar, located in the heart of vibrant 17th Avenue in downtown Calgary, was heavily influenced by diner counters and luncheonettes from a bygone era. In the same manner as its inspiration, Alumni was designed to be an approachable and casual dining destination. It features a long bar with fixed swivel stools for counter service, great for resting your elbows on while propping up a juicy Reuben. Booth style seating divides the room, with a slatted wood surround to add texture and interest. The materials were all selected as a nod to the retro inspiration: VCT floor tiles, laminate table tops with diner edge detailing, simple wood panels, and gleaming aluminum accents. A colour palette of bright mustard and burgundy are set off against dark browns and cream tones, creating a high contrast palette to create some much needed drama.
Completed August 2018, Calgary, Alberta
Clients: Jeremy Milligan