Macrina Bakery @ Cork Insulation
Macrina’s 1,200 square foot café and 18,000 square foot production bakery is housed in the lower two levels of the 1910 Weleno Cork Insulation building. The original concrete and timber frame warehouse required extensive rehabilitation to accommodate a commercial kitchen, production baking facility, and associated offices. The space features large display windows that allow customers to view the production space from the café and see the artisan bread-making process unfold. Our work included equipment layout, work flow design, and MEP updates and coordination to handle the bakery’s capacity needs and sustainable design goals. The space was planned to optimize work flow, considering anthropometric reach ranges, work and circulation space requirements, as well as the movement of the product. The new work was clearly differentiated from the old and the space’s unique architectural features rehabilitated. The existing structure was augmented to support the kitchen’s heavy equipment. Our scope of work included the design of signage and retail display for baked goods and non perishables wares. The project received LEED® Silver certification in 2009.
Seattle | Adaptive Reuse
Built in 2009
Published in Real Estate & Construction Review
Green Building of America award recipient
Seattle Food Examiner: 08/09 : A New, Greener Macrina Bakery & Cafe