The Proud Archivist is a mixed-used cultural venue including gallery, bar, restaurant, cafe and event space. The project is designed to echo and revive the traditions of London’s grand 17th & 18th century coffee houses. The brief was developed engaging The Proud Archivist’s anticipated audience in a series of prototyping testing sessions that resulted in a space that successfully caters for a multitude of uses. The space is extremely flexible and functional – it is able to cater for gallery openings for over 300 guests and provide seating for up to a hundred covers.