Den Nightclub and restaurant1990

New Brunswick, NJ9000 sf

The first phase of the renovation and expansion of this nightclub, located near Rutgers University, focused on the development of the bar and restaurant facilities. The existing interior lacked character and sense of place. Elements emphasizing seating, lounge, and bar areas are used to define recognizable activity zones within a large room. To keep coasts low and the construction easy for the owner to contract and build themselves, elements such as serpentine soffit, arcaded wall, and carved block seating were designed out of gypsum board and laminate. The second phase featured a circular courtyard, octagonal dance floor and spaghetti bar.