In Situ

2019 Interior Architecture Merit Award

Located in the SFMOMA, In Situ represents a unique and rich intersection of art, design, and food, each augmenting the other to re-imagine museum dining. Discreetly placed "artifacts" – including commissioned art, custom lighting and furniture, and a sculptural wood ceiling – are employed to enhance the guest’s experience.

The floating, street-level transparency is welcoming and homey rather than intimidating. The jury liked the tight palette of materials, including reclaimed wood and limited colors. The design abstracts motifs from the building exterior and makes them beautiful, and the transition from the edifice in to the scale of the project makes it feel like a different world. This is an inventive project of great visual interest that uses material topography to take an ordinary space and transform it into something extraordinary.

Aidlin Darling Design

Branding, Graphics, + Environmental Graphics
a l m Project

General Contractor
Plant Construction

Kitchen Design
Harrison & Koellner LLC

JS Nolan & Associates

Custom Pendant Lighting
Boyd Lighting

Wood Ceiling
Acosta & Sons

Wood Supplier + Custom Lounge Tables

Custom Table Fabricator
Northwood Design Partners

Custom Server Credenza

Commissioned Artwork
Rosana Castrillo Diaz
+ Tucker Nicols

Structural Engineer
GFDS Engineers

Charles M. Salter Associates

Code Consultant
The Preview Group

MEP Consultant
MHC Engineers, Inc

Matthew Millman