To create a “loud, dark and cold” theme for Mike Isabella’s Day of the Dead-inspired restaurant, Streetsense turned to dark wall colors and reclaimed metals. The team placed cemetery gates throughout the District restaurant and used old church pews for seating.
The challenge here was to create a cozy restaurant that could accommodate families as well as couples and groups. Streetsense incorporated different kinds of seating — booths for families with young children, tables-for-two to accommodate couples and a space near the bar where large groups could congregate without disturbing others.
For this new 603-unit apartment project, Streetsense came up with the name ‘Trilogy’ — a nod to the three buildings that make up the D.C. complex. The next step? Naming and branding each of the buildings after their Q Street locations: Cirq, Linq and Esqe.
“The goal for Chevy Chase Pavilion was to transform this tired shopping center into a destination — someplace visually exciting,” Managing Principal Eric Burka said. Streetsense oversaw the property’s $34 million renovation, which included a three-story LED wall, circular glass walls and a lighted staircase.