LuLou’s Exterior stands as the the iconic Reno landmark for modern design and contemporary industrial aesthetics. Designed by Jack Hawkins of Hawkins and Associates Architecture, this was another excellent partnership, and a project that feels as relevant today as it did ten years ago. The bold colors contrast with the raw steel elements which sport mill scale, bluing, and tread plate textures, communicating a presence and a space with personality all its own. The precision of design required us to lean heavily on our water jet in order to achieve Jack Hawkins vision; and with its proximity to the Stremmel Gallery, LuLou’s rounds out one of the most distinctive blocks of cutting edge architecture in Reno, and is one of the early projects that established Paolo’s reputation as a master steel smith in Reno. The exterior metal features develop intrigue and character while inviting exploration into the space where the modern theme carries through, growing in its subtle complexity and cohesion. This establishment stands as an icon of cutting edge culinary art as well as design.