Case Study: LIFT Bar Grill View
The view is everything for LIFT Bar Grill View, according to Al Johnson, a LEED-accredited architect and associate with Downs/Archambault Architects + Planners of Vancouver, B.C., who describes the dining establishment situated on the Coal Harbour waterfront overlooking Stanly Park, a marina, and the North Shore mountains. Why? Because the restaurant panorama is paramount to guest experience.
“It is very important to take advantage of the views and have the ability in the summer months to open up the waterfront façades as much as possible,” says Johnson. Yet with a relatively small, 5,000-square-foot floor area, it was also “imperative to find a wall solution that allowed the doors to open and the perimeter tables to become terrace seating, adding to the sense of more space.”