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If residential interiors are self-portraits, restaurants might be considered landscapes. The owners of Tacofino were wise to this, creating a series of wildly atmospheric spaces on Vancouver Island and throughout Vancouver that mine the West Coast imagination. As the eatery, known for its locally inspired fare, continued its march across the region, co-founders Kaeli Robinsong and Jason Sussman enlisted Shiloh Sukkau, principal of Vancouver studio September, to broaden their coastal iconography. 

“It’s been a research project,” says Sukkau. “It’s allowed me to develop a language around materials and use them in a combination that’s really particular to the West Coast.” For their latest outpost in the city’s Kitsilano...

Tacofino’s Latest Outpost in Vancouver Goes Back to its Surf-Town Roots

With subtle nods to the West Coast vernacular, local studio September captures the essence of the taco chain’s beginnings in its new Kitsilano location.

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