The first Common Ground Community Cafe renovation was proof that amazing design and construction can happen on a limited budget with the support of an amazing community and volunteers. The Common Ground Community Cafe is a non-profit volunteer-run cafe located in Sherwood Park. Rivet Management worked with their team to ensure that the space, which was originally a pharmacy, was transformed into a beautiful cafe that made guests feel at home.
To support the budget constraints, we went with a rustic look for the interior design of this community cafe. The barn wood, brick and metal elements were all kindly donated by various organizations within the community. A special thank you goes out to Concrete Resources, who provided support by polishing the concrete floors throughout the space.
We implemented a variety of creative approaches in this cafe renovation, while ensuring the space was comfortable for all ages. This design build project was a success and resulted in a cafe to inspire community connection. When the Common Ground was moving to a new location, Rivet Management was hired for another cafe design and renovation!