San Diego, California

Located in downtown San Diego, Anthology is a modern supper club featuring Jazz, Blues, Soul and R&B performers, with seating on multiple levels. The club also features small lounges, with the warm, casual elegance inherent to Southern California. Dinner is served during performances, allowing patrons to enjoy the simultaneous celebration of food and music.

The long, narrow site presented an unusual shape for viewing a performance. Rather than fight the proportions, they are accentuated for dramatic effect by compressing the space and emphasizing its verticality, which creates sight-lines that allow for people-watching as well as uninhibited views of the stage. A dramatic sculptural concrete stair connects the three open levels. The interior design of the space blends wood, metal and strings to make one feel like the room itself is an active instrument. Bleached woods, soft ivory leather, blue velvet curtains, and shimmering metallic curtain reflect Anthology’s unique location in a seaside city.


BCV Architects

BCV Architects

Rien van Rijthoven