Restaurants  •  p r o j e c t   h i g h l i g h t s

W a t s o F o r A s s o c i a t e s , LLC

 A  c  h i  e     &       i  r s

Cin Cin Restaurant                                                                                        Gaithersburg, MD
3,000 SF
Full spectrum Design and construction of boutique Italian bistro and outdoor eating area with custom canopy and two-level interior space.  Client and kitchen coordination, documentation and construction from raw shell.   Highlights include a custom seating banquette, polished concrete flooring, open display kitchen, and complete interior finish specifications including custom lighting and furniture, plus adjoining exterior patio dining with custom metal canopy system.



Notte Luna ( Main Restaurant and Expansion)                                                  Washington, DC
0 SF New stand-alone Restaurant design and construction with modern Italian flavor.  Highlights include an open display kitchen, custom banquette seating, leather wrapped walls, copper paneled columns, and neon lights and wood arch structures floating above to accentuate the exposed soaring ceilings.

900 SF   Expansion of interior and exterior Build-out:
Addition of new private dining space, plus connection to new exterior
sidewalk café area to complement the original main restaurant space.

* Project photo as featured in the Washingtonian Magazine, Inc.


The Atlas                                                                                                          Washington, DC
Adaptive Reuse of historic 1940’s Art Deco theater

Preliminary Design and Bid Pricing:  New multi-functional spaces with emphasis on community interaction.  Creation of a new art gallery, a multi-purpose recording sound and performing stage, and a two-level restaurant with adjacent outdoor café area, plus a newly paved-in side alley encompass community vender nodes within the once vacant shell.



Restaurant Portfolio •  p r o j e c t   h i g h l i g h t s

Café Taj 
SF Complete Design and construction of new boutique Indian Restaurant with modern décor.  The column encased center court, custom ceiling fabric canopy domes, and clean crisp interiors offer a modern interpretation of the original Taj Mahal, its reference namesake.
McLean, VA

Paolo’s Restaurant - Towson
4,500 SF
Full spectrum Design and construction of new Italian restaurant and bar.  Highlights include a custom operable storefront window wall which provides a visual connection to the exterior sidewalk dining area and the interior atrium space.  A custom wood burning pizza oven, granite bar and custom wood back wall and wine storage, and an open display kitchen contribute to the warm southern Italian atmosphere.
Towson, MD

Bayou Blues Café/ BBQ/ Bakery
Joint Venture with Getz Taylor Architects, Inc

10,000 SF Design and documentation of two Restaurants sharing one kitchen plus a separate Bakery, including custom carpet, furniture specifications and outdoor eating area.  Ample bar and lounge areas include brick paver flooring and gas style exterior street lamps which evoke the New Orleans flavor. The festive Mardi Gras spirit is reflected in the dining room custom carpet and wall décor.
White Marsh, MD

Grand Hyatt @ Washington Center -  Lobby Bar
Consultant with Soe Lin Associates Architects

Renovation of hotel Lobby Bar and upper seating area:
Project Architect  Design, documentation, presentation packages, and construction oversight of downtown hotel. Highlights include custom millwork and glass shelving system.
Washington, DC


BET Jazz Club & Restaurant
Consultant with Soe Lin Associates Architects  

Black Entertainment Television
Project Manager
  Peer review and construction administration
for New Restaurant construction.
Washington, DC


The World Bank -  Executive Dining & Meeting Room
Consultant with Griswold Heckel & Kelly

2,400 SF   Interior Renovation of executive spaces in “I” Building.
Project Architect :  D
esign, documentation, presentation packages, and
construction for interior design of dining /meeting room. Highlights include intricate custom carpet pattern, fabric wall panels and millwork, coved ceilings with a suspended wood baffle inlay system.
Washington, DC


Paolo’s Restaurants
with Porter Partnership Inc

Full spectrum Design & Construction for new restaurants: Unique program requirements and layout challenges for each site. 

Senior Project Manager / Designer  Programming, design, documentation, and construction management of new restaurants from empty shell space.  Management of all team components:  Clients, Kitchen Consultants, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Electrical Engineers, Structural Consultants, and Permit & fire protection issues. Space planning, furniture layouts and all interior finish selections for New Restaurant construction.

      Paolo’s Reston   5, 3 00 SF                         •  Reston Town Center - Reston, VA

    Paolo’s Rockville, MD  5, 2 00 SF            •  Rockville Pike - Rockville,  MD

    Paolo’s Baltimore Harbor  2, 8 00 SF     • Downtown Inner Harbor - Baltimore, MD


New Restaurant Schematic Presentation Packages:
with Porter Partnership Inc

New Restaurant Concepts: Development of new culinary establishments including Preliminary interior renderings, space planning, furniture layouts and interior finish selections.  Each project,  with a different Owner, presented unique program requirements and layout challenges. 

Senior Project Manager / Designer   Client Coordination, Programming, Design documentation packages, Finish materials, and Concept Presentation Renderings

    Georgia Brown’s - Washington, DC   4,0 0 0 SF 

    Primi Piatti Ristorante  - Tyson's Corner, VA     4,00 0 SF

    Yogurt Jungle - Washington, DC   2,00 0 SF  

    Johnny’s Bar & Grill - Washington, DC   4, 7 00 SF

    Villa D’sete - Old Town Alexandria, VA   2, 0 00 SF

    Colosseo - Springfield, VA   4, 6 00 SF

    The Car Barn - Washington, DC   4, 8 00 SF

    M  Street Deli (prototype) - Washington, DC   2, 0 00 SF


Watson Ford Associates, LLC
Architecture & Interiors
Baltimore, MD 21212
phone      410.377.2917  
fax            410.377.2918

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