A'maree's Fashion Boutique, 2011
PDA was selected by A’maree’s, an elite Southern California fashion boutique, to guide the process of converting a regional architectural monument into their new flagship store. Designed in 1960 by Ladd & Kelsey as home to the elegant Stuft Shirt restaurant, the building later housed destination eateries Cano’s and Windows on the Bay. After sitting vacant for 13 years, the building is accessible to the public once again as one of the California coast’s most remarkable waterfront architectural spaces. In returning it to its pristine origins, PDA combined today’s clean and contemporary aesthetic with the site’s modernist past. The project received the California Preservation Foundation’s 2011 Preservation Design Award for rehabilitation.