Local Kitchens Palo Alto

WDA | William Duff Architects completed a playful yet minimal space for the Local Kitchens Palo Alto to give guests a bright space that is both welcoming and easy to navigate.

  • area / size 2,200 sqft
  • Year 2022
  • Local Food Group, Jonathan Tsurui and the WDA team adapted a design approach that allowed function to determine form, as the company morphed its branding for its pioneering micro-food hall, Local Kitchens. WDA had helped the company develop their proof of concept and first location, and recently completed its largest location to-date in Palo Alto, California.

    “Local Kitchens started with a big idea that co-founders Jon Goldsmith, Andrew Munday and Jordan Bramble wanted to realize, and that is to bring the best cuisines under one roof,” says Tsurui. He adds, “Local Kitchens is always improving to ensure each location is successful. They are open to ideas and feedback, and are passionate about their concept, which stokes our passion for designing.”

    WDA founder William Duff credits the firm’s ability to successfully work with diverse hospitality clients with varying goals and ambitions — from established companies to entrepreneurial brands and innovators — to Design Vision, a book-meets-design tool.

    Design: WDA | William Duff Architects
    Photography: Patrik Argast, Michelle K. Min