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One Workplace in Santa Clara, California by Design Blitz

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Article source: Design Blitz

The One Workplace Headquarters project was a unique opportunity for both One Workplace and for Design Blitz. One Workplace is the largest furniture dealer in Northern California and the single source for Steelcase furniture in the San Francisco Bay Area. The ambitious directive was to re-define the architectural standard not only of the company, but also of the showroom experience itself and create a bleeding edge, world-class workplace that serves both employees and customers alike. One Workplace had already shifted the industry paradigm of sales and showrooms away from a transactional experience to one of collaboration and partnership.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte, THE BOOMERANG

  • Architects: Design Blitz
  • Project: One Workplace
  • Location: Santa Clara, California, U.S.A
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Design Team: Seth Hanley, Project Architect, Melissa Wallin, Lead Designer, Chris Baumbach, Architect, Amanda Eckes  Designer
  • Completion Date: May 2013
  • Size: 35,000 SF

Dlush UCSD in San Diego, California by Colkitt&Co

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

Article source: Colkitt&Co

What used to be a storage closet, is currently being transformed by architect and design firm Colkitt&Co, to become a 1,830 square foot food and beverage cafe for students, staff and campus visitors to enjoy. Construction began earlier this summer, and Dlush UCSD is expected to open just in time for the first week of fall semester classes.

Image Courtesy © Colkitt&Co

  • Architects: Colkitt&Co
  • Project: Dlush UCSD
  • Location: San Diego, California, U.S.A
  • Owner: Jeffrey Adler, CEO of Dlush
  • Architect and Designer: Colkitt&Co
  • Graphics, Signage and Branding: Hollis Brand Culture
  • Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Engineer: KLH Engineers

W Hotel in San Diego, California by Mr. Important Design

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Article source: Mr. Important Design

Mister Important Design is an interior design firm that brings an ebullient perspective to interiors. Specializing in hotels, nightclubs, restaurants, bars and lounges, Mister Important Design works closely with clients to achieve interiors that exceed expectations. Exuberant interors that are designed to be remembered and talked about.

Image Courtesy © Jeff Dow

  • Architects: Mr. Important Design
  • Project: W Hotel
  • Location: San Diego, California,
  • Photography: Jeff Dow
  • Client/Owner: W Hotel
  • Size (sq m): Living Room (242 sqm), Restaurant (98 sqm), Conference Room (190 sqm), Beach Rooftop (242sqm) = 772 sq m
  • Completion Date: April 2012
  • Design Team: Charles Doell, Principal and Miriam Marchevsky, Project Captain
  • Main Contractor: Owner Contractor
  • Email:charles@misterimportant.com
  • Contact person: Charles Doell, principal 

Los Angeles International Airport in California by MOMENT FACTORY

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Article source: MOMENT FACTORY

Moment Factory was commissioned by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) to work in collaboration with Marcela Sardi of Sardi Design and Mike Rubin of MRA International as the executive multimedia content producer for seven iconic media features at the New Tom Bradley International Terminal (TBIT) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). The result is the largest immersive multimedia system of any airport in the Americas. Our team created four hours of original video content, as well as multiple interactive capsules, using the latest in high-resolution imaging, 3D effects and even technologies that react directly to people’s movements and real-time airport information. Although the terminal was unveiled today, it will open to the public only late August or early September.

Image Courtesy © MOMENT FACTORY

  • Architects: MOMENT FACTORY
  • Project: Los Angeles International Airport
  • Location: California, United States

Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center in La Mesa, California by KMD Architects

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc., one of the nation’s premier healthcare builders, has begun construction of the new 74,000-square-foot Heart and Vascular Center at Grossmont Hospital, located at 5555 Grossmont Center Drive in La Mesa, Calif.

McCarthy was retained by the Grossmont Healthcare District (GHD), with CEO Barry Jantz and the publicly elected GHD board members providing oversight. Sharp HealthCare is the operator of Grossmont Hospital through a 30-year lease that was executed with the District in 1991.

Proposition G, a $247 million bond measure approved by voters of the East County region in June 2006, is funding the project, budgeted at $26,325,383 in construction costs. As proposed in the hospital’s Facilities Master Site Plan, Prop. G is funding several other infrastructure construction improvements at the publicly owned hospital, which opened in 1955.

Image Courtesy © KMD Architects

  • Architects: KMD Architects
  • Project: Grossmont Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
  • Location: La Mesa, California

Withee Malcolm Architects Takes a Trio of Honors at Gold Nugget Awards

Saturday, June 29th, 2013

Article source: WITHEE MALCOLM ARCHITECTS, LLP

Two Projects Earn Merit Awards in Three Categories: Affordable Housing, Senior Housing and Sustainability Communities 

Los Angeles, CA — Withee Malcolm Architects has been a constant presence at the Gold Nugget Awards, claiming almost a dozen awards over the past few years. This year is no different, with the firm winning a trio of honors at the event on June 5, 2013 during the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) in San Diego. The Merit Award winners span three separate categories and demonstrate their innovative approaches to affordability, senior housing, and sustainable residences and reflect Withee Malcolm’s commitment to projects that enhance communities and forward sustainable principles and energy performance.

Image Courtesy © WITHEE MALCOLM ARCHITECTS, LLP

  • Architects: WITHEE MALCOLM ARCHITECTS, LLP
  • Project: Affordable Housing with Two New Communities Los Angeles¹ Westside and Old Town Temecula Welcome New Residents
  • Location: Torrance, California

Mar Vista Residence in South Laguna, California by Aria Design, Inc.

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

Article source: Aria Design, Inc.

A popular location for post- war, coastal, vacation homes, South Laguna still retains the many of the intimately scaled beach cottages from this era, along with leafy streets without sidewalks and streetlights. An 850 s.f. redwood, beach cottage built in 1948 stood on the site under a dense grove of eucalyptus trees when the current owners acquired the property.

Image Courtesy Aria Design, Inc.

  • Architects: Aria Design, Inc.
  • Project: Mar Vista Residence
  • Location: South Laguna, California, USA

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University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan by UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Article source: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

Located on an 815-acre site in California’s fastest growing region, the University of California, Merced’s 2009 Long Range Development Plan creates a 21st century urban framework for the University of California’s first new campus in 40 years. The plan was adopted by the Regents of the University of California in March 2009.

Image Courtesy UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction

  • Architects: UC Merced Physical Planning Design and Construction
  • Project: University of California, Merced 2009 Long Range Development Plan
  • Location: Merced, California, USA
  • Project Owner: Regents of the University of California
  • Project Completion Date: January, 2012
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – College/University (campus-level)
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Rural
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 6,250,000 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • BOMA Floor area method used: No
  • Hours of Operation: 8am-10pm
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $6,000,000,000.00

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High Tech High Chula Vista in Chula Vista, California by Studio E Architects

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Studio E Architects

High Tech High Chula Vista is a public charter school serving 550 students in grades 9 to 12 with an approach rooted in project-based learning. The school fosters student engagement by knowing students well, tapping into student experience and interests, and building a strong sense of community. Through internships and projects based in the community, students collaborate with adults on work with meaning that extends well beyond the school walls.

Image Courtesy Studio E Architects

  • Architects: Studio E Architects
  • Project: High Tech High Chula Vista
  • Location: 1945 Discovery Falls Drive, Chula Vista, California, USA
  • Project Owner: HTH Learning
  • Project Completion Date: March, 2009
  • Project Site: Previously Undeveloped Land
  • Project Type: Education – General
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Suburban
  • Building Gross Floor Area: 44,395 square feet
  • Other Building Description: New
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $11,543,800.00

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‘Stormcloud’ Installation in Los Angeles, California by Oyler Wu Collaborative

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Article source: Oyler Wu Collaborative

Designed and built by the office of Oyler Wu Collaborative along with students of the Southern California Institute of Architecture, Stormcloud is the third project in a series of installations designed for SCI-ARC.   The previous two installations, Netscape and Centerstage were designed for the school’s graduation ceremonies in 2011 and 2012 respectively.  With SCI-Arc celebrating its 40th anniversary, the school commissioned the new pavilion for the after-party of its April 2013 gala.

Image courtesy Oyler Wu Collaborative 

  • Architects: Oyler Wu Collaborative
  • Project: ‘Stormcloud’ Installation
  • Location: SCI-Arc, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Photography: Scott Mayoral, Art Gray, Clifford Ho, Dwayne Oyler
  • Video Production: Luisa Martinez, Mike Piscitello, Patrice Chang, Adam Fujioka, Dwayne Oyler, Jenny Wu
  • Project Design and Fabrication Team (Oyler Wu Collaborative): Dwayne Oyler,Jenny Wu, Mike Piscitello,HuyLe, Sanjay Sukie
  • Project Fabrication and Documentation Team (SCI-Arc): Sandra Reyes, Justin Tan, Jennie Sun, Dan Lu, Daniel Lee, Helena Yun, Noni Pettinger, Jonathan Bruen, Jocelyn Basseporte, Justin Kim, Vaishail Shah, Adam Fujioka, Arnold Kim, Melody Javahevian, Jacky Huang, Patrice Chang, Cody Miner, Shawn Rassekh, Bailey Shugart, Ryan Roark, Chuck Diep, Jennifer Diep, Cathy Qu, Elliott Freeman, Matt Pugh, Deysi Blanco, Stephen Rafferty
  • Structural Engineering: Nous Engineering,Matt Melnyk
  • Videohttps://vimeo.com/65188712
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