The Americana at Brand project in Glendale, Calif., is full of interesting architectural nuggets. The SADI judges were particularly impressed with the “fresh” solution of the challenge of fitting a small, three-meal diner into the ambitious project. Design cues include the lunch counter at the Beverly Hills Hotel and the Airstream trailers. One judge called the diner a “clever and engaging solution to attracting people” within the project and that it truly does stand out as a “jewel” within the massive center. Judges were particularly impressed with the work that went into creating curved and slanted glass windows around the project. One judge called the project “a great statement” while another said the window was simply “beautiful.”

Project Name
Jewel City Diner
Location
Glendale, Calif.
Square Footage
800 square feet
Architect
FER Studios
Developer/Owner
Caruso Affiliated
& Jewel City Diner
LLC

Credit

Kitchen Design
Ricca Newmark
Design
Signage Design
Amalgamated
Studios
Glass and Glazing
Coast Glass
Structural & MEP
Engineering

Harvey Ellis
Devereaux
General Contractor
Staples
Construction Co.
Structural Steel
Gold Coast
Erectors
Sheetmetal and
Stainless Steel
Cladding

Climate Control