Fueled by Seattle’s eclectic music scene and owners who were previously deeply involved in the New York City club scene, Q will give Seattle a space that gets back to the basics of what a club should be about: the best DJ’s on the planet playing on the finest sound system while also having the club act as a laboratory for emerging local musical talent. A club that has stunning interior design and lighting, and provides impeccable service to its customers, is also a must.
“We want to avoid the elitist attitudes of upscale lounges with separate VIP areas, and instead provide our customers with a cohesive, immediate relationship to the DJ, music, people, and the club itself which, ultimately, is the real star here,” says Scott Smith, managing partner of Q.
At Q, everyone is welcome. Open seven days a week, Q will serve as both an intimate lounge in the early evening and a full-blown nightclub later on, with the space easily convertible for their patrons comfort. The club will be able to provide a highly flexible configuration for a vibe appealing to those coming in after work for a cocktail and conversation as much as to those showing up for a night of dancing.
“People will be able to come to Q on any day of the week and experience quality music with an upbeat appreciative crowd. Our customer, can also expect a strong thematic musical connection with regard to the music we play, as well as the live performances we feature throughout the week,” say the club’s owners.
- Bohlin Cywinski and Jackson, an award-winning firm best known recently for their Apple Stores, as well as Seattle City Hall, designed the club. Robert Miller of the Seattle office will oversee the project.
- Dovetail General Contractors, one of Seattle’s most respected GCs, serves as the club’s General Contractor, with Matt Hoffman in charge.
- Sound Investment AV will handle the installation of Q’s custom, one of a kind sound system, from legendary UK sound system pioneers, Funktion One, the only one of its caliber on the West Coast. Steve Lieberman, owner of LA’s powerhouse SJ Lighting will handle Q’s state of the art lighting. Both firms are internationally known for their design of clubs and concert tours.
“Our goal has always been to cultivate as broad and eclectic a customer base as possible, but one that has a matured and cultivated appreciation for the kind of music we want to be known for — electronic music,” says Smith.