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Salt Design


Together, Salt Design and Pepper Architecture bring a multifaceted, comprehensive design approach to each of their projects. Our breadth of expertise allows us to work intimately with clients on all aspects of their projects; from master planning and architecture to custom furniture and graphic design. We intentionally cultivate a broad range of project types so that we are constantly challenged to reexamine convention. As a result, everything we do is curated for each client and solves a unique problem. 

By thoroughly investigating each client's goals we are able to custom tailor materials and spaces to bring their project to life. We excel in communicating between clients and trade professionals, and enjoy getting our hands dirty to ensure the successful completion of each project. 

We believe that the best projects result from a collaboration with other people who look to improve the world around them. We take great pride in the people we work with and the communities our projects touch. 


Evan Bauer


Evan Bauer brings his extensive experience working for some of the most prestigious interior and architecture firms in New York to SALT. Evan holds a degree in Architecture from SUNY Buffalo, and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. His journey has taken him across the globe, which provides unique inspiration for every project he designs.

Evan has worked with some of the world's foremost brands (Facebook, Bacardi, GB Lodging), creatives (Swizz Beatz), and chefs (Marcus Samuelsson, Danny Meyer, Nina Compton). Evan's relationship with the hospitality and food & beverage industry was developed while working with Parts & Labor Design, ICRAVE, and BBG-BBGM. While at PLD, he directed the digital imaging efforts and managed multiple high visibility projects. A native New Yorker, he is continually inspired by the urbane hustle.


John Hooper, AIA


John Hooper brings an uncommon combination of technical execution and design thinking to Salt Design. John holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. While at Columbia he helped lead the Avery Digital Fabrication Laboratory and conducted material and construction method research. 

Professional practice with Tigerman McCurry Architects in Chicago, Caliper Studio and Architecture + Information in New York City have seen him be involved with and leading projects that range from mixed use developments to small scale fabrication works. While at A+I, he led several large scale corporate interior projects as a project manager and project architect for clients ranging from hedge funds to tech startups and media giants.  He also brings a global perspective to design, as a result of his extensive travel in Asia, Africa, and Europe.