The Dojo

  • Location | Bend, OR
  • Size | 1,800 SF
  • Completed | Summer 2014
  • Awards | 2014 Best of the High Desert Award for Landscape Design

After a significant expansion into the adjacent tenant space, the Dojo restaurant (now Beach Hut Deli) had the opportunity to build an outdoor patio as a way to provide an ADA accessible path.

The objective given to Stemach Design + Architecture was to create an intimate, yet visible space for diners both aesthetically pleasing and utilitarian, featuring benches, side tables, and fire pits. Our team considered several different patio treatments before landing on the final design.

Our vision started to become a reality with the installation of cedar benches bolted together using custom steel elements and tables made from salvaged bar-tops. In a second phase, a trellis was designed to echo traditional Japanese timber construction and play on the simple, thoughtful rhythm of the benches below. By varying the shading elements of the trellis, Stemach Design + Architecture created an undulating rhythm within the patio, drawing any casual passerby into what is now a dynamic outdoor environment winning us the 2014 High Desert Design Council's Best of the High Desert Award for Landscape Design.