THE SOCIAL STUDY CAFE,
SAN FRANCISCO
SF Shines Program

Located in a historic bank building in
the Fillmore District The Social Study
Cafe updates a traditional storefront
with a clean, modern design
approach.  Working with the City's
project manager and the business
owner Vargas Greenan explored
options that increase the
storefront's transparency while
maintaining a restrained aesthetic
based on the owner's existing
branding.

Improvements include removing
security gates and restoring marble,
and new awning, signage and
lighting.  The result is a
contemporary cafe that serves as a
hub of activity for students and
professionals.    
Sidewalk view of storefront improvements
Watercolor rendering of proposed improvements