Nomination for Best Restaurant – Kinship

Washington, DC

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In the heart of  Washington, DC, ADI completed the construction of a high-end restaurant, two full floors, for a renowned chef. Features of this space include exposed brick walls, installation of a high-tech kitchen, sliding barn doors, and specialty stone for the bar. To keep the quiet, romantic atmosphere, fireplaces grace the waiting areas, along with the installation of drop pendant lights, and recessed lighting to keep the soft glow throughout the space. The storefront to this restaurant was renovated while keeping up with the requirements for the historical designation to this building.

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ADI Completes Construction at Warby Parker

Article originally appeared on the Washington Business Journal: ​It’s open: Warby Parker in Shaw is here

Anyone thinking of getting new hipster glasses should head to 9th and U streets NW this weekend, where uber-popular eyewear retailer Warby Parker is now open.
The store is the brand’s second opening in Washington in as many months: a Georgetown location opened at the end of September.

Warby Parker Shaw sticks close to the brand’s signature library inspiration for its stores, with open shelves for the eyeglasses made of solid walnut and checkered terrazzo tile flooring. (The design must be the secret for attracting the young creative class — the effect of Warby’s store is not unlike that of watch and leather goods retailer Shinola, which opened nearby on 14th Street NW last month.)

Opticians are available for questions behind the “reference desk,” and card catalog-style drawers store items behind it. Leather banquets and a chaise lounge encourage people to sit and hang out, and a handful of books from independent publishers available for sale are also there for skimming.
At 1,675 square feet, the Shaw location of Warby Parker is larger than Georgetown, and includes a full-service eye exam room and on-staff eye doctor. The store also has a custom photo booth with background artwork by Alia Penner — including, because it’s D.C., the Lincoln Memorial surrounded by cherry blossoms, natch — as well as illustrations by Maira Kalman decorating the walls.

Warby, which began as an online-only business and also distributes one pair of glasses to someone in need for each pair purchased, has been on a growth spurt. Shaw is Warby’s 18th location, and D.C. is one of only a couple of markets where the brand has more than one store. The company’s headquarters in New York and Los Angeles are the only other markets with multiples.

Stores have been opening slowly at The Shay, one of two high-profile developments in north Shaw from JBG Cos. Right now, Warby Parker and lululemon spinoff Kit and Ace are dominating two of the most prominent corners, but they will be joined later this year or early next year by a host of other trendy brands: menswear retailers Read Wall and Frank & Oak, urban bicycling and skating outfitter Chrome Industries, fashion brand Steven Alan, Australian skincare line Aesop and local retailer Lettie Gooch, among others.
Rebecca Cooper covers retail, restaurants, tourism and the arts.

Weekly Featured Project: Fado’s Irish Pub

Arlington, VA

Fado’s uses custom millwork to create the look and feel of an antique Irish pub. The handcrafted wood was imported from Ireland as a touch of authenticity. The pub is nationally recognized for its atmosphere, and is a destination for many fun-lovers.

To view more: http://www.adigc.com/projects_retail_Fados.html

Fado's

Weekly Featured Project: Berry Patch Retail Building

Waldorf, MD

ADI Construction built this new single story retail strip shopping center, including utilities paving and site work. The center boasts several signature architectural features, including an intricate clock tower.

To view more: http://www.adigc.com/projects_newconstruction_BerryPatch.html

Berry Road

Newly Finished Project: We, The Pizza

Arlington, VA

ADI completed the demolition and build-out of an existing coffee shop and transformed the space into a new pizza shop in Crystal City. This project was challenging due to an aggressive schedule coordinated down to the hour and a lack of interior space. The new build-out included new gas utilities, installation of 2 Capitive-Aire pizza hoods, marble service countertops, sneeze guards and new millwork. The floor was finished in a four-phase stain process, which resulted in a marble-like finish with stars scattered throughout. The exterior façade facing the mall was completed in a thin brick, which was painted and then stenciled with the logo.

To view more: http://www.adigc.com/projects_retail_WeThePizza.html

We, The Pizza

Newly Finished Project: Tech Shop Crystal City Retail Entrance

Arlington, VA

Unlike any other within the Crystal City Shops, ADI constructed a unique storefront for TechShop. The design utilized an acoustically rated glazing system, steel c-channels, high-end Moz panels and batten strips. In addition to the storefront, ADI performed the landlord work in preparation for TechShop – extensive concrete and tile demolition, coupled with over 10,000 sf of Ardex installation. Throughout this process, ADI worked concurrently with TechShop’s general contractor, navigating through unforeseen conditions, tight schedules and changing designs to deliver the store and storefront on time.

To view more: http://www.adigc.com/projects_retail_TechShop.html

Arlington, VA

Weekly Featured Project: Fado’s Irish Pub

Arlington, VA

Fado’s uses custom millwork to create the look and feel of an antique Irish pub. The handcrafted wood was imported from Ireland as a touch of authenticity. The pub is nationally recognized for its atmosphere, and is a destination for many fun-lovers.

To view more:

http://www.adigc.com/projects_retail_Fados.html

 

Arlington, VA