PROGRAM: 4,550 SF
CLIENT: NATIONAL WWII MUSEUM
EDWARD C. MATHES, ARCHITECT, AIA
PETE PRIOLA, ARCHITECT, AIA
NICHOLE CHAUVIN, ARCHITECT, AIA
TONY ALFORTISH, ARCHITECT, AIA
The American Sector, a John Besh restaurant, is located within the National World War II Museum and provides restaurant and bar seating for 142. A restored historic brick wall serves as a design reference and also reinforces the restaurant’s connection to its environment. This brick wall is a relict of the city’s warehouse district and stitches the space together by running the entire length of the Bar and the Bar Plaza. A curved architectural stainless steel metal mesh ceiling flows seamlessly above the restaurant, giving the room a unique character by allowing the mesh panels to rise and fall adjacent to warm wood fins.