Architecture & Interior Design

La Prima Espresso AC Marriott

La Prima engaged DLA+ to design its new coffee house located in the AC Marriott at the edge of Downtown Pittsburgh and the Strip District. Custom built-ins provide a variety of seating options and merchandise display for customers. An existing structural column is clad with a dynamic array of wood slats which radiate along the ceiling to form a canopy over the customer area, creating a design focal point in the store. The shop’s overall ambiance is enhanced by a multitude of lights suspended at varying heights. DLA+ worked closely with the proprietor to incorporate the coffee house brand into the interior architecture and finishes.

Project Team

Interesting Info

The design team named the structural column with the wood slats and canopy “the Coffee Tree” given the resemblance to a tree.
La Prima Espresso
Interior Design
Construction Administration
Completion Date
May 2019
Project Size
1,500 SF
Avanti Design + Build