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Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar
Arlington, VA

Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar, located in the center of the Clarendon commercial district of Arlington, VA, was a “gut job” project that required complete interior renovation and roof deck addition. ALine Architecture worked with the owners, interior designers, engineers and code officials preparing the permit drawings and assisting with construction administration services all the way through final inspections.


Unique aspects of the Wilson Hardware Kitchen & Bar project consist of the building’s historical significance and the owner’s desire to thread this history into the restaurant’s design as well as the multi-level restaurant areas that entailed a fairly complex code analysis for egress, safety, and accessibility. Working with the owners, ALine Architecture developed the code analysis and produced the construction drawings that incorporated the modern interior designs and an art installation by Swatchroom, the roof deck with bar and pergola, large structural wall openings between the two distinct parts of the building, exposed brick, industrial lighting, and HVAC systems.

Area: 7,600 SF
Type: Commercial / Hospitality

Architect: ALine Architecture LLC

Interiors: Swatchroom
Completed: 2017 Phase 1 - Restaurant

Completed: 2022 Phase 2 - Rooftop Deck

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