The Deli Loop project was featured on the Metal Architecture website. The article is titled "Cohesive Separation" and authored by Editor Marcy Marro. It was published on the website on April 02, 2018. The published article is on how the Deli-Loop is a bifurcated building that blends café, gourmet deli and food prep together. The Deli-Loop is an 8,575-square-foot building conceived as three separate programmatic elements—café, gourmet delicatessen and food preparation area—all under one roof.
The article focuses on the programmatic separation, site context, design strategies, and platinum goals of the Deli-Loop. Michael W. Folonis, FAIA explains that during the review of the program, the café and delicatessen evolved into separate programmatic components so that the café could function effortlessly without being disturbed by the deli patrons. “Although the activities of the two are similar in some ways, they differ in others,” he explains. “A deli usually has a rapid turnaround rate where customers come in to shop for their desserts or baked goods, then leave; while at the café, most customers will purchase the items and sit for a while, enjoying the space.”