BCV-designed projects in San Francisco have played host to numerous AIA San Francisco chapter tours, including during the annual Architecture and the City Festival, in September. Most recently, BCV led food and design tours Schroeder’s in the Financial District and Belcampo Meat Co.'s San Francisco location on Polk Street.

The revitalized space includes new interior detailing, refined tables and seating for communal and private dining, new lighting, and a modern, German menu under Chef Manfred Wrembel. Learn more about the renovation of Schroeder's here. 

Left: Campo de Encanto Pisco. Right: Pisco Bruja Letts.

This history has a personal connection for my wife’s family. Marian’s great-great-grandfather William Letts Oliver emigrated from Peru in the 1850s. A branch of the family – the Letts – remained, and one member has his own: Pisco Bruja Letts.

The pisco connections did not end here: over a holiday dinner with our New York office, designer Carola Vega listened to my newfound enthusiasm for pisco before reminding me that as a Peruvian, she is no stranger to pisco. She proceeded to educate us all on the importance of the grape spirit in Peru.

The day before Duggan’s explanation of The Architect, we learned that Filippo’s visa had been held up, and he would not be able to make our party. Luckily Luca was able to carry on in his absence, not only at our office events, but as a guest bartender at The Battery, where he served over 160 cocktails over the course of three hours.