While diverse in aesthetics, our projects are linked by a focus on enhancing human relationships through architecture.
Crux Fermentation Project - Expansion
This 2,843 square foot addition to the Crux Fermentation Project brings the distinctive brewpub’s shipping-container-bar, that once served as a patio, into an expanded indoor seating area. For this project the Stemach Design Team created a roof-deck constructed out of exposed nail-laminated timber. When lit, this stunning feature, visible from the bar’s interior, supplies a warm contrast to the concrete masonry walls and floors. New glazed garage doors offer ample natural light and create a visual and physical connection between the interior and exterior giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the Cascade Mountain range from the comfort of a bar stool.
The Brown Owl
A first of its kind in Bend, The Brown Owl renovation combines the mobility of a food cart with the permanence of a brick-and-mortar restaurant. A full bar and custom built seating were provided inside, as well as a back-of-house dish-washing and storage area. A small seating area on the mezzanine above provides a unique vantage point of the long, linear bar and restaurant space below.Sustainably sourced timber and recycled materials take front and center in this ornate yet rustic eatery winning Stemach Design + Architecture the High Desert Design Council's 2016 Best of the High Desert Award for Repurposed and Upcycled materials.
A first in Bend, Immersion Brewing offers a 10 BBL (equivalent to about 1,200 liters of beer) brewery, a full-service restaurant, and brew-it-yourself attraction for first timers and experienced vets alike. The combination of table and booth seating offers varied experiences for diners, and a long, angular bar sits at the center of the space with full-view of the illuminated bright tanks.
The brewhouse remains visible to patrons, allowing those not participating in the brew-it-yourself activity to see how the beer is crafted. Local reclaimed woods provide accents throughout and a sprawling custom light fixture constructed from standard electrical conduit and junction boxes offers a new take on the now-popular ‘pipe light’ concept.
Exit 24 Storage
Our project with Exit 24 Storage, a 79,000 square-foot self-storage facility in Phoenix Oregon, began with the construction of one single-level and two split-level buildings that house nearly 500 self-storage units including 274 climate-controlled spaces, a day-lit office, and a large U-Haul retail center. For the construction of these buildings, Stemach Design + Architecture focused on featuring quality, long-lasting materials: aluminum storefront windows, metal panels, and concrete masonry unit facades.
A second and third phase, currently in the Permitting Stage, will relocate the current RV/Boat storage from the lower portion of the property to the perimeter as 3-sided carport structures. A fully enclosed vehicle storage unit will be added at the south end of the property and all exposed perimeters will be enclosed using metal fences. Two new single-story buildings will add approximately 14,200 square-feet of self-storage units bringing the total to 757 units. With attention to architectural consistency, all new structures will feature the same sustainable materials used in phase one.