Don't know how Jesse Wong could combine Asian, French and American culinary traditions in one entrée? You may benefit from watching the chef at work, then. A huge, glass-enclosed kitchen is the centerpiece of this new Maryland restaurant, by Davidson Design & Development Consultants. A semicircular sushi bar provides front-row viewing for guests, and more traditional tiered seating radiates outward. Judges were impressed by the openness of the plan, and got a chuckle from the chromed-plated woks and chopsticks installed on the muted walls.

Project Name
Jesse Wong's Kitchen

Location
Hunt Valley, Md.

Square Footage
6,500

Architect
Davidson Design & Development Consultants

Client
Jesse Wong's Kitchen

Credits

Engineering Consultants
Niego Associates

Contractor
DCI

Lighting
East Coast Electric

Casework
Dovetail Galleries

Specialty Painting
Twin Diamond Studios

Kitchen Equipment
Maryland Equipment Co.

Signage & Graphics
Art Display Co.