Cochran & Mann renovated the Mission Navy Yard restaurant in Washington D.C. with a specialized wall coating to add strength and cleanability to the space. This high-volume bar and restaurant needed to be renovated in a six-month turnaround to accommodate the 89th MLB All-Star Game hosted at Nationals Park.
Wallace Consulting & Construction
Fritz Brogan and Reed Landry
Renovation to the 11,700-square foot Mission Navy Yard, including:
This was a restaurant renovation directly across the street from Nationals Park in Washington D.C. — home of the Washington Nationals. The restaurant, owned by Fritz Brogan and Reed Landry, is 11,700 total square feet and maintains three full bars, including the longest bar in D.C. The original specs for most of the surfaces called for Armourcoat, but it was deemed too expensive for the project. Cochran & Mann was tasked with devising and submitting an alternate option to the Armourcoat finish. Mark Jefferess, from Cochran & Mann, provided design assistance to develop a specification for a wall coating that would add strength and cleanability to the walls but also fit within the budget constraints. Cochran & Mann used PPG TexWall knockdown texture and drywall knives and tools to create a faux adobe plaster look.
This job did not come without challenges. The renovation needed to be done on an expedited timeline from the beginning. There was a huge push from the Washington D.C. government to have the restaurant open by the 89th MLB All-Star Game, hosted at Nationals Park. However, the lease was not signed until early January, which meant the design, permitting, and build-out all had to happen within six months. In addition, the TexWall material was used in a very unconventional but unique manner, which was highly effective and well received by the architect/owner.
Cochran & Mann Tim Cody and Charlie Dukes lead the crews and completed their scope of the project in just about a month total, including working around the clock through weekends, and the Fourth of July. The complete build-out was finished in less than three months after the receipt of the building permit.
The job was finished in time for the All-Star Game, and both the owner and architect loved the faux plaster finish Cochran & Mann were able to provide, which was one-third of the cost of the original spec. The product was so well received that it covers 95 percent of the architectural drywall surfaces in the space.
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