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Copine Restaurant

Seattle, WA

  • Architect: Olson Kundig Architects
  • Client: Jill Kinney/Shawn McCrain

MRJ Constructors teamed up with Olson Kundig Architects to design and build the new Copine restaurant for highly acclaimed Chef Shaun McCrain and General Manager Jill Kinney. Due to MRJ Constructors expertise in preconstruction services, MRJ was selected early on during the design phase to work with the project team as both the preconstruction consultant and the general contractor.

The restaurant has a seating capacity of up to 60 people plus a full bar. The interior finishes feature an exposed custom-colored concrete floor slab finish throughout the space.

The casework, bars and reception counters are a few of the creative focal points of the restaurant. Some of the casework/millwork pieces were built using locally harvested salvaged lumber from downfall trees, milled and finished by a local Bainbridge Island woodworking shop including a 14’ long American Elm countertop with a “Live Edge” which was installed as part of the wine bar. The reception area, bar and other pieces were finished out using reclaimed and milled wood salvaged from a demolished historic building located on the Kitsap Peninsula. A custom reclaimed wood trellis was built piece by piece by MRJ and now floats above the bar.

At completion, MRJ took what should have been a four month construction schedule and completed the project in three months despite an increased scope of work. Final completion and occupancy was in June 2016.