The concept for Kettner Exchange was to create a social experience in honor of William Kettner, late congressman from the early 1900’s who brought character, kinship, and political cohesion to San Diego.
The 2-story restaurant and lounge features indoor/outdoor dining experiences that range from traditional dining, lounging, swinging, and even private dining. PGAL was responsible for the Architectural Basic Services, interior design, and custom fabrication for most of the FF&E on the project. PGAL collaborated w/ fellow designers at Tecture who contributed some unique design elements and custom fabrication.
Kettner Exchange demonstrates the concept of creating experiential vignettes within a given environment. Although the structure is not that large, one could have multiple dining and social experiences within the venue from formal dining, street level bar, lounge, view-centric informal dining, rooftop bar, private cabanas, and even a chef’s table within the kitchen just to name a few.
8,000 square foot interior space, 3,000 square foot exterior space
Indoor/outdoor dining facility
Custom fabricated FF&E