Ark Restaurant Group commissioned JBI to renovate this large, iconic restaurant on the banks of the Potomac River. We modernized the interior and designed a new “destination” bar on the dining level that creates a visual presence through the windows to the plaza outside. Jeffrey Beers envisioned the ‘new’ Sequoia as an avant-garde space to showcase the client’s
contemporary art, while always remaining mindful that this gallery-like space is and must still function as a restaurant.
“Every so often, one might glance at a light fixture and understand that it’s far more than just an appliance. It’s impossible not to feel this way about Hitoshi Kuriyama’s wall-to-wall light sculpture…”