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One World Cafe

Moscow, Idaho

One World Café’s response to COVID-19 was to create a safe outdoor space that could be repurposed in the future, while improving the fabric of downtown Moscow.

Students constructed a series of durable and contained outdoor seating areas that mitigated short-term crisis concerns, while being adaptable for future use. The design broke up the narrow exterior space of the building facade into four primary zones: a lounge area with built-in benches and bar seating; an arrangement of loose tables and chairs for the higher traffic portion of the building; an ADA height bar; and an adaptable section of booths that fold away after hours.

A particularly challenging aspect of this design was the need to meet city requirements for a sidewalk cafe, including the ability for the entire design to be disassembled and removed in one day by two to three people. The students designed and detailed solutions that were sturdy enough to appear permanent, yet straightforward to disassemble and store when needed.

With material shortages and rising prices during the pandemic, students were constantly in need of creative and cost-effective solutions. This led to a partnership with a local salvage company to repurpose offcuts from utility pole production. The excess material was repurposed into cladding, seating and storage.

Noah Anderson
Josh Bianco
Belanna Blackburn
Grayson Boldt
George Bowler
West Chalfant
Brenna Church
Koen Conner
Marco Delgadillo
Trinity Dion
Ryan Hart
Monica Higbee
Kyler Lee
Riley Leighton
Zack Maughan
Ben Mendenhall
Aubrey Newman
Lucia Osborne
Dominic Pera
Sajja Piya
Tristan Sahwell
Kurtis Zylstra
**Brett Carter
**Scott Lawrence
*LaRae Tomera

*teaching assistant


Architecture Program

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2451 Moscow, ID 83844-2451

Phone: 208-885-4409

Fax: 208-885-9428

Urban Design Center

Mailing Address:
322 E. Front Street
Suite 390
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-885-6781

Urban Design Center