Featured Designs

While diverse in aesthetics, our projects are linked by a focus on enhancing human relationships through architecture.

Crux Fermentation Project - Expansion

Nail-Laminated Timber frames the entryway at the Crux Fermentation Project
  • Location | Bend, OR
  • Size | 2,843 SF
  • Completed | December 2018

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 veiw of the dining floor and repurposed timber details at Brown Owl
  • Location | Bend, OR
  • Size | 1,200 SF
  • Completed | August 2016

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.

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