Savage & Cooke Distillery

This new distillery spans two historic buildings on Mare Island in Vallejo, California, Buildings 45 and 65, connected by a historic passenger bridge. RIM first started working on Building 45 in 2014, with developer Lennar Mare Island, to determine what potential this unique historic bunker might have. Not long after, Napa Valley winemaker, Dave Phinney, took interest in the historic features of this building and its' neighbor, Building 65, and the vision for Savage & Cooke was born.


 As some of the oldest buildings on Mare Island, there are many unique details including brick cisterns that remain exposed for viewing, an old military bunker now home to a VIP tasting room, and beautiful brick detailing throughout. As Architect of Record, RIM was involved in historic review presentations and approvals, permitting, design documents and construction administration. This distillery includes full distilling operations, office space, multiple levels of barrel storage, tasting room with restrooms and a rooftop gathering space. Located walking distance from the ferry terminal, Savage & Cooke is the first whiskey distillery on Mare Island and is part of a small group of companies revitalizing this area. 

role Architect of Record, Construction Administration
client Savage & Cooke, LLC
program Bldg 65: 18,995 SF Bldg 45: 16,097 SF Total: 35,092 SF