Mission Taco Soulard
Not a year after designing the inaugural Mission Taco Joint on Delmar Boulevard, Adam and Jason Tilford challenged SPACE to create the same festive, casual atmosphere in their newest location in Soulard. Led by Tom Niemeier, the design team worked to preserve and enhance the former warehouse’s original architectural features, including exposed brick, tin ceiling, skylights, and overhead doors in what would be the dining room.
To create more intimate, cozy spaces within the large restaurant, the team designed and built a canopy from reclaimed 150-year-old wood around the centrally-located bar. This separated different groups of diners while maintaining the vibrant flow of energy in the restaurant. The team selected different chairs for the small seating area next to the front garage door to create another unique sense of place within the bustling restaurant.
Owner: Tilford Restaurant Group
Project Size: 2,800 sq ft
Construction Costs: $350,000
Completion Date: 2014
2015 St. Louis At-Home Architect + Designer Award for Best Commercial Space: Restaurant, 3rd Place
908 Lafayette Avenue | St. Louis, MO 63104 314.858.8226