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Experience Architecture - A Bite of Design
Empress Tavern
Sacramento, CA
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Experience Architecture - A Bite of Design
Presentation | Small Bites /Wine

Sponsored by: Comstock's Magazine, DPR Construction, Fulcrum Properties, Hogue, Milgard Windows & Doors, SMUD, LPA Inc, AECOM, Ascent Builders, Corporate Design Group, Inc., DLR Group and Williams + Paddon

Curious how restaurants are designed? Here's your chance to find out!

With its massive open kitchen and vaulted brick ceiling, the7,600 square foot subterranean Empress Tavern is a restaurant with great food and a fascinating design story.

Join architect Saxon Sigerson, AIA of Sigerson Architects, restaurant owners Robert Emmerick and chef Michael Theiman to learn more about the inspiration, process and challenges faced in the creation of the Empress and how design has shaped and supported the culinary process and dining experience.

Event includes delectable small bites, wine and a tour of the kitchen and adjacent Crest Theatre. Stay after the event for happy hour and /or dinner!

About the Presenter | Saxon Sigerson, AIA

Sigerson Architects is a one-person architectural firm in Fair Oaks, California founded in 1999. The firms philosophy is that architecture is more than function and more than form--it's about making places with meaning that resonate in the soul. Wonderful form making and crystal clear functionality can contribute to that special quality but it is an understanding of the client, the site and universal truths of the human condition that are needed in making a beautiful and memorable place.

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Experience Architecture is a public-outreach event designed to facilitate greater transparency with the public in how architects create our built environment and how it impacts their daily lives; to create an ongoing dialogue to inform a distinct, regional, architectural identity; and to highlight existing relationships between the region and its architecture. The 2016 event is scheduled from October 20th to October 23rd. Visit our website for more information:

Questions? Please call the Chapter office at
(916) 444-3658 or via e-mail:

Founded in 1942 the American Institute of Architects, Central Valley Chapter, represents the interests of the architectural profession in 17 Central Valley counties.


Empress Tavern (View)
1013 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
United States


Education > Tours

Minimum Age: 10
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!