The Wild Goose Meeting House

KEY ELEMENTS:  commercial / design / 

Location: 401 N Tejon St, Colorado Springs, Colorado, Completed late 2013

Echo Architecture was fortunate enough to have been involved in the execution of this local craft inspired coffee house and café.  The Wild Goose Meeting House is located in Downtown Colorado Springs and offers a trifecta of artisan beverages (3rd wave coffee, fine wine, and craft beer) accompanied by a seasonal menu of freshly prepared offerings, local catered desserts, and live local music.  Taking an existing, defunct ink cartridge retail space, Echo transformed this non-descript store to fulfill the multi-functional needs of the Client.  The large community table encourages interaction among the patrons while the lounge and smaller tables allow others to enjoy the space in their own way.  Utilizing the clients extensive collection of books, and the existing buildings exposed 2×10 rafters Echo designed a simple organization system that wraps the entire space.  Artistically arranged books line the custom shelving that wraps down from the existing exposed rafters, adding character to the raw eclectic café.  Steel, concrete, wood, local art and new-found relationships combine to complete the aesthetic and creates a unique story each visitor experiences.  Echo was so committed to the execution of this design that we offered to pour the concrete countertops. In two very long and intense days Echo constructed the forms, applied the reinforcing, mixed the cement, poured the concrete, set them in place, ground, sealed and polished them, just days before the grand opening.

Click on any image below to see an enlarged version (photographs by Richard Seldomridge)

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