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San Francisco’s Atelier KS designed Local Mission Eatery with an eye to the surrounding buildings in its Mission District location. During the renovation of the site’s original structure, a 100-plus-year-old Victorian, the design team—Kelli Franz and Seth Pare-Mayer—uncovered thick, Douglas fir floor joists and ceiling beams, which they repurposed to create window frames and a large, communal dining table. To support the restaurant/bakery/cookbook library’s mission as a place to learn, not just eat, the walk-in cooler was fitted with windows that look out to the dining room.

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