Aja Montgomery

Design 2014 - conceptual design

Design for a restaurateur and his partner who own several successful restaurants in NYC, this 18,400ft2 Asian inspired restaurant in Montgomery, New Jersey was designed to accommodate clientele in various settings supporting a large proportion of the demographics of the wealthy suburban enclave near Princeton during extended hours of operation from lunch to late night dining.
The program called for a reception dining area with a large sushi bar, a lounge area for drinks and informal dining for younger trendy patrons and a large dining room that would accommodate families as well as a mix of older and young diners. A variety of seating arrangements in the main dining hall was designed to give a varied dining experience as well as two private dining areas to accommodate parties and gatherings for recurring customers who make up the bulk of the customer base. OLI was tasked with the concept and schematic design of the restaurant interior which is housed in an existing two story neo-colonial wood structure.