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J Nichols Kitchen

Marina Del Rey, CA
J Nichols Kitchen
J Nichols Kitchen
J Nichols Kitchen

For over 30 years, J Nichols Kitchen has showcased the best of modern American fare.  Its ambitious second generation owner and chef commissioned rPA to design a warm dining experience that would elevate the reputation and energy for this establishment.  Targeting a diverse range of clientele, the new space embodies a natural and timeless palette of wood, stone, brick and cast-in-place concrete.  Large skylights have been introduced to provide diffuse lighting throughout.  Generous booths and a re-imagined bar are just a few of the new features that provide a vibrant backdrop for a comfortable and refined dining experience.

Status: Completed in 2012
Project Size: 4,000 s.f. (120 seats)
Architectural Team: Rocky Rockefeller, AIA, 
Christopher Kempel, AIA, 
Brian Pera, AIA, Keith Ireland, AIA, Bridget Krajacic, Anthony Laney

Photographer: David Barrios