Listen and never stop listening.

In architecture, every project is a new endeavor, and that makes it quite stimulating. The site, the client needs, the goals and limitations – all are unique to that particular project. So how do you make sure the end product is what the client imagined? You ask questions and you actively listen. At Belli, we endeavor to work with clients who know what they want and how they define success in the project. We understand, act and adopt our clients’ perspectives and goals. Listen, and then listen some more.

Case Study

Food Bank for Monterey County


Challenge: After the old facility was lost, due to arson, the Food Bank was lacking a clean, safe area to collect and store goods for community distribution. Additionally, they had been looking to expand their programs and reach and desired a facility that would be able to consolidate all of their needs into one location.
Solution: With our experience in both commercial and ag-industrial projects, specifically food processing, we were able to develop a brand new 67,000 sf faciltiy to house their administration offices, a demonstration kitchen for educational classes, cold food storage, dry warehouse food storage and truck dock facilities for transportation coordination.
Results: A new identity for the Food Bank of Monterey County and a satisfied client. They now have the room to grow their cause because the facility provides the space for effective community outreach programs, food storage and facilitation.
Contractor: SSB Construction
Case Study

D’Arrigo Corporate Campus


Challenge: Consolidate the many different operations spread out over the Salinas Valley to one location centrally located with an eye to future business development, and with the understanding that any project of this size would entail extensive land use issues and resolution.
Solution: Using extensive experience with agricultural facilities, developed a campus that integrated all business functions and allowed for future expansion. Leveraging long-term relationships with County agencies, attended to the project through numerous regulatory hurdles to secure final permits.
Results: A new focused brand identity for the client and better organizational synergy due to the intercompany dynamics. Several expansions since completion furthering the client’s original intentions.
Contractor: SSB Construction
Case Study

Taylor Corporate Office

Main Street, Salinas

Challenge: Reinvest in and reinvigorate downtown Salinas by moving corporate functions downtown to a highly controversial parcel.  Design a building capable of embodying the goals of an influential change-agent.
Solution: Leveraged close, productive relationships with City departments to effect a streamlined and favorable entitlement process.  Created a design with appropriate scale and in keeping with the client’s aesthetics, providing multiple venues for corporate and community functions.
Results: Widely recognized as an important downtown asset, the building is spurring further development including dining, entertainment and housing.
Contractor: Barry Swenson Builder
Case Study

Scheid Carmel Tasting Room


Challenge: Create a fun, lively venue for current and potential wine club members and retail shoppers while incorporating existing tasting room elements into a new, intimate space.
Solution: Maximized space to accommodate 6 to 8 small groups, with lots of street visibility.  Worked closely with client and millwork contractor to incorporate existing tasting bar elements with new pieces for an integrated aesthetic.
Results: Popular hangout providing a tasting room experience for locals and visitors to the area.
Contractor: Mill Construction Company