Philz Coffee

Designing the Community Coffee House
Various locations

Philz Coffee is a family-owned, community-based coffee shop, leveraging design, architecture, and coffee to enrich the neighborhoods where they are located. We collaborated with the coffee chain on new store design, existing store renovations, and developing design standards in an effort to expand the California-based coffee shop throughout the state and other geographies. We also served as the principal architect to support Philz’s internal design staff.



The design for the coffee shops is focused on creating spaces which allow people to gather, work, and lounge. In addition to new store development, we are working with Philz to define and develop its design catalog―including prototype development, finish selections, and furniture specifications. Each store is designed around a unique customer experience, with no two stores being alike. The finishes and furniture are specific to each store. To date, we have participated in the design of over 20 Philz locations throughout California and the Washington D.C., metro area. Each collaboration and subsequent design is intended to seamlessly fit into the community it serves.  


Philz Coffee

Square Footage

1,500–3,000 SF


  • Architecture


  • Real Estate and Commercial Development


  • West