Award-winning Project

R&R Seafood Bar – A Concourse

Thurgood Marshall/BWI Airport


R & R Seafood was developed by CRC Restaurants as a brand that can be expanded to locations in airports outside of Maryland. This is A.R. Marani’s second R&R Seafood and our fifth BWI collaboration with CRC at BWI. As with previous CRC projects, ARM was involved with the initial planning and design to produce the project budget for construction. ARM assisted in the design by identifying existing structural beams to ensure floor sinks and associated piping could connect to the base building plumbing contractors’ locations. We also provided UL firestopping details and worked with The Hilti Company for an engineered judgement detail for floor sinks for this unique application since no UL detail existed.

This project was distinctive as the bar, which includes a full-service food menu is floating in the center of the concourse. There were inherent challenges since no walls or ceilings were there to conceal overhead utilities. All utilities are fed from the storage area below the space. The canopy was constructed of structural tube steel and canopy “blades” of a lightweight composite material. Many utilities were fished through the steel, so they were concealed: Power wiring for equipment, signage, and lighting, CAT6 for CCTV cameras, coax for TVs and speaker wire for music.

Custom stainless welded countertops and roll-down security shutters were provided between columns for back bar secured liquor storage. The bar top is 150’ of quartz countertop, 44 barstools, with a die wall below containing utilities for the perimeter equipment. The storage space in the lower level below the bar was fitted out with the MEP infrastructure, a walk-in beer cooler for draft beer line, soda chases, reach in refrigerator, an ice machine room and food storage. R & R is located in the recently completed A concourse expansion, which is in the secure area of the airport.

Project Details:
Architect Silhouette Design Architecture, Inc.
Size 1,800 sf
Cost $639,743
Award 2020 Excellence in Construction Award
General Contractors – Interior Fitout