When celebrity chef David LeFevre, formerly of The Water Grill in downtown Los Angeles, thought up the challenging design of creating a space for his hip new eatery Manhattan Beach Post, he sought out SFJones Architects. A Manhattan Beach resident himself, Jones realized that he could capture the essence of this warm beach community by weaving into the design reclaimed woods, arched 20-foot ceilings with wood beams, metal-paned windows, volleyball posts and a color scheme influenced by the local lifeguard stations. These memorable community design elements resonate with patrons, imbuing the restaurant with the soul of its clientele.
Now in its fifteenth year, SFJones Architects has been a major player in restaurant innovation in Southern California and across the country. With a track record that includes the stylish Spago Beverly Hills, the retro-chic Lucky Strike Lanes and the exclusive Century Plaza Hotel and Spa, SFJones is renowned among Los Angeles architecture firms for designing spectacular entertainment and dining destinations that radiate fresh, balanced aesthetics, making bold statements for national and international companies.
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