New Siena Location in Smithfield Embodies True Italian Influence
Judd Brown Designs (JBD), together with their sister architectural firm, Jefferson Group Architects (JGA), located at 700 School Street in Pawtucket, RI, has completed the third location for the iconic eatery. Siena’s new location at 400 Putnam Pike in Smithfield, brings coveted Italian cuisine closer to residents in northern Rhode Island.
JBD and JGA who specializes in hospitality projects, worked very closely with the owners of Siena to create an authentic and comfortable home for their new location. “We were very excited to work with Siena again on this project,” said Judd Brown, President of Judd Brown Designs. “They are a staple in the Rhode Island community, and their restaurants really strive to bring authentic Italian culture and cuisine to the area.” Judd Brown Designs was charged with designing the entire space that consists of a 220-seat main dining room, private dining room, bar area, and state-of-art kitchen. After 12 months of construction lead by DCI Construction Inc., Siena in Smithfield officially opened its doors in June 2013.
It was important that the new eatery convey a strong Siena brand heritage of rustic Tuscan influence. Therefore, JBD and JGA paid much attention to all elements, from the overall vision to the small details, brining authenticity to all the spaces.
The design team was very intentional in every element selected, from the sourcing of materials by Rhode Island vendors to custom fixtures that truly gave a Tuscan feel. The Italian heritage came to life in many ways including: porcelain plank flooring, rustic beam wood in the ceilings to look like an Italian farmhouse, custom wall murals celebrating the town of Siena, and a rough stone fireplace.
In addition to a traditional old-world Italian feel, the designers also incorporated an updated and modern aesthetic. Contemporary touches are seen throughout, most noticeable is the open kitchen which is visible from the dining room, “so that diners are able to experience the theater of the cooking experience from a celebrated chef,” said Brown.
“JBD brought our vision to life with this new location,” said Christopher Tarro, co-owner of Siena Restaurant Group. “They understood the aesthetic and importance developing a rustic Tuscan atmosphere, and brought that to life. We are so excited to welcome patrons to this new beautiful location.”
About Judd Brown Designs and Jefferson Group Architects:
Since our founding by Judd Brown and Steve McMahon in 1983, JBD, together with our sister-architectural-firm, Jefferson Group Architects has successfully completed an impressive array of hospitality design projects throughout the United States. Our experienced staff of design professionals has completed a multitude of award-winning architectural and interior design projects including all types and styles of restaurants, country clubs and city/dining clubs as well as hotels and custom residences.
For more information about JBD and JGA, please visit our website.