Ada's Technical Books and CafeAda’s Technical Books and Café is located in the densely populated Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle. Charter Construction built a 500 SF multi-use, flexible space within Ada’s called “The Lab.” Customers can now participate in various workshops, view Art Walk exhibits, and attend other special events in “The Lab.” The room flexes to accommodate different events with varying amounts of attendees, artwork, presentation materials, and so on.
In order to build a space that could serve multiple purposes, Charter began by installing a total of five tables—three 6-tops and two 4-tops. The tables are connected to the walls with latches so that they can be flipped up if they are not needed. Lighting above the tables works on a unique, adjustable pulley system. The tables and lights can be adjusted to accommodate different sized events with various seating and presentation needs. Charter also constructed two bar areas with custom cabinetry that add to the beauty of the space. “The Lab” was revitalized with fresh paint and a wall mural of the periodic table. A small 2-person booth was decoupaged with book pages, turning it into an interesting focal point.
The Charter team worked within a small, confined space in a busy downtown neighborhood when constructing “The Lab.” The project manager drew up a precise schedule for subcontractors and Charter employees. This ensured that the project stuck to an efficient timeline while providing ample time and space for the work to be completed to Charter’s superior standards. Charter was pleased to be a part of this project. “The Lab” is now an engaging space for local residents to enjoy a variety of events.
Architect: Lindsey Runyon Designs
Location: Seattle, WA