Project Info

Appointment 2021
Type Commission
Client The Salty
Size 2,900 SF
Location Miami, Florida
Status Built


Principal  Everald Colas AIA, NOMA
Project Lead

Evan Vander Ploeg, RA

Designer(s) Fhenny Gracia
Builder Red Door Construction, LLC
Collaborator(s)  LUSEO Engineering, Landmark Kitchen Design, LLC



The Salty Wynwood is a tribute to the neighborhood and its rich cultural tapestry. It seamlessly marries design with functionality, embodying growth, and transformation. This cozy haven beckons patrons on a journey where every element, every detail, whispers a story. More than just a coffee and donut shop, The Salty Wynwood stands as a testament to the enduring charm of adaptive reuse, interior architecture, community, and the simple joys of dining and conversation.

Nestled within the vibrant streets of Miami’s Wynwood neighborhood, The 2,900 SF shop exudes a contemporary and inviting architectural presence. The facade of the building reflects the neighborhood’s artistic spirit, with colorful murals adorning its exterior walls. Bold geometric shapes and abstract designs draw the attention of passersby, adding to the dynamic visual landscape of Wynwood.

Upon stepping inside The Salty Wynwood, visitors are embraced by an open, breezy interior characterized by meticulous architecture where each element is thoughtfully placed. No detail goes unnoticed, from the lighting and merchandising shelves to the granite countertops and polished concrete floors. Warm architectural metal elements and inviting plaster tones are chosen to gracefully age over time. Generous windows flood the space with natural light, accentuating the sleek counters and soft furnishings. Gabion millwork bases not only filter light but also pay homage to the urban landscape, casting playful shadows throughout the day. Meanwhile, polished concrete floors impart a utilitarian yet refined ambiance. Inspired by the area’s history, the interior palette incorporates recycled wood, weathered metal, and locally sourced stone. Blacken steel extrusions frame counters, interior glazed partitions, and wainscoting, while Venetian plaster or ceramic tile grace the walls above.

Embracing sustainability, the store incorporates energy-efficient lighting, passive cooling techniques, and reclaimed materials, minimizing its environmental impact. Consistent with other Salty outlets, the design team has implemented a reverse osmosis water filtration system to ensure the purity of water used in ice machines, water stations, and coffee brewers.


Bus Stop