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Financial Investment Company Headquarters, San Francisco, California, USA By TEF Design

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Article Source: Kate Murphy
Leveraging off the shelf products to create bespoke results, and detailed with an (obsession) for light, materiality and craft, this tenant improvement transforms an existing 8,000-square-feet of built office space and adjacent 5,000-square-feet of vacant space into a single workplace, organized around distinct functional zones to meet the diverse needs of a private equity firm focused on hotel and restaurant investments.

TEF Design team
Douglas Tom, FAIA, Principal in Charge
Bobbie Fisch, Consulting Design Principal
Jennifer Tulley, AIA, Project Architect
Paul Loeffler, Lead Project Designer
Gretchen Korsmo, Team
Rebecca Cisneros, Team
Paul Leveritza, Team
Project Team
Architecture and Interiors: TEF Design
Contractor: BCCI Builders
Millwork: Commercial Casework
Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing Engineers: Camissa + Wipf
Lighting Design: Architecture + Light
Acoustic Consulting: Arup
Photography:David Wakely
1. Bentley Carpet – modular carpet throughout
2. Stile – wood flooring thru Todd Contract
3. Shinnoki – prefinished veneered panels + prefinished veneer
4. Maharam – upholstered walls
5. Eurospan / Conwed — stretch acoustic ceiling system
6. Ecosense Lumium, Vibia, Lindsley, Zumtobel – light fixtures
7. Furniture: Geiger, Cassina, Herman Miller, Knoll, Troscan, Bassam Fellowes, Holly Hunt Studio, ClassiCon, Nucraft, Martin Brattrud – all thru Coordinated Resources Inc.
8. Custom Area Rug: Fells Andes thru De Sousa Hughes

The Atlantis in Washington, DC by CORE architecture + design

Monday, April 1st, 2024

Article source: christina schlecht

The Atlantis is a 450-capacity music venue in Washington, DC that offers an intimate concert space and is located right next to the District’s renowned 9:30 Club. The design of The Atlantis pays homage to the 9:30 Club’s original location at the Atlantic Building in downtown DC. That club became a rite of passage for touring musical acts from around the country and a “mecca” for the local music scene.

Design Team: David Cheney, Principal, Christopher Peli, Senior Job Captain, Jaida Tavares, Junior Designer
Client: I.M.P.
General Contractor: MCN Build
Structural Engineer: Rathgeber/Goss Associates
MEP Engineer: Caliber Design, Inc
Foodservice Consultant: Singer Equipment Company
Acoustics Consultant:  Walters-Storyk Design Group (WSDG)
Photographer Credits: Ron Ngiam
Photographer’s Website:

Water Street and Cora in Tampa, Florida,USA by COOKFOX Designs

Thursday, December 7th, 2023

Article source: Stacey Tepper

1001 Water Street, serves as a welcoming community hub to the new neighborhood, connecting its occupants with nature to support the health and well-being of tenants and the wider community. COOKFOX drew inspiration from the native ecology of Florida and its architectural vernacular to inform the massing, organization and detailing of the building. The rigorous modern grid of the building exterior is punctured by a series of deep verandas on each corner of the tower to provide access to outdoor terrace gardens from nearly every office floor.

  • Architect: COOKFOX Designs 
  • Project: 1001 Water Street
  • Location: Tampa, Florida, USA
  • Developer:  Strategic Property Partners LLC (SPP
  •  GSF: 421,000
  • Chief Architect and Consultant: Stefan Krummeck
  • Site Area: 4.9ha (with the park)
  • Year of Commission: 2022
  • Status: In construction
  • Project Team:
    Darin Reynolds -Partner
    Patricia Lozano -Senior Associate
    Sierra Sharron-Senior Associate
    Conor Rochford- Associate
    Bethany Borel-Associate Partner
    Juliet Ingber-Associate
    Hilary Catterall-Director of Interiors & Styling
    Ivy Lee


Spencer Museum of Art Renovations, The University of Kansas Lawrence, KS by Dwidson Metayer

Thursday, October 19th, 2023

Article source:  Dwidson Metayer

This multifaceted renovation has transformed the Spencer Museum, turning its dark and disorienting galleries into luminous exhibition spaces, equipping it with state-of-the art study centers, and creating new connections inside and out, establishing the museum as a hub for community engagement and international research.

  • SITE: The existing Spencer Museum of Art on Mississippi Street, with panoramic views of Marvin Grove, the Campanile and the Stadium
  • COMPONENTS: New two-story glass entrance wall, expanded lobby for visitor services, expanded and new object study areas and teaching galleries, new research stations, expanded storage for works on paper, completed in two phases
  • CLIENT :University of Kansas Endowment Association
  • PCF&P SERVICES : Master planning, architecture, interior design
  • AWARDS : International Architecture Award
    Chicago Athenaeum / European Centre, 2018
  • Design Award of Merit :Society of American Registered Architects, New York Council, 2017
  • Excellence in Design Award :American Institute of Architects, Kansas, 2023
  • American Architecture Award: Chicago Athenaeum, 2017



Studio 804 – A Modern sustainable house in Pinkney Neighborhood 2023

Wednesday, July 12th, 2023

The house is on the 400 block of Indiana Street in the Pinkney Neighborhood, one of the oldest in the City of Lawrence. The site was previously developed, but the building and its foundation had been removed and the lot was very overgrown. It is adjacent to the flood zone with a small portion encroaching on the building site. Studio 804 saw potential in the location despite the challenges. Because of the easement, there is no alley running behind the lot like there is in most of Lawrence. The flood zone becomes an extended, forested backyard that feels secluded for being in the heart of a neighborhood.

Photo Courtesy of Studio 804

The neighborhood is among many valuable living amenities. Just a few blocks away Downtown Lawrence pulses with vibrant shopping, dining, and cultural experiences. Also nearby is the Kansas River which is a National Water Trail with its waterfront parks that extend up to downtown. There is also access to the Lawrence Loop bike route that runs for 22 miles through and around town. As well as being a pedestrian friendly neighborhood, there is easy access to the city bus system which expands the possibilities of travel around Lawrence without a car.

The scale of the house and its gabled forms fits the neighborhood. On the main level, one enters an open living, kitchen, and dining area. A hallway to the backdoor, across from the garage, is lined with storage and houses a laundry, mechanical room, guest powder room as well as a mudroom. At the end of the hallway is a bedroom suite with a full bath and walk-in closet. The bedroom opens to the east to the quiet tree canopy behind the house. At the top of an open staircase from the living area is a second bedroom suite. A flexible space that adapts to the varying privacy needs of different living arrangements and the different stages of people’s lives. It has a full bath and a cozy loft ambience. There is a small self-sufficient accessory dwelling on the second floor above the detached one-car garage. It is accessed through a private exterior entry. This means even moreliving flexibility for the homeowner as well as the opportunity for rental income while supporting the effort to increase residential density in the heart of town which helps mitigate urban sprawl.

The house is expected to achieve LEED Platinum certification. The highest certification level possible under the U. S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) standards for sustainable practice.

Studio 804’s 2023 project aligns with the long-term mission of the City of Lawrence to support sustainable development as part of creating sustainable community for the future. Part of this effort is analyzing local economic and demographic trends and strategically adapting. In recent years, both the City of Lawrence and Studio 804 have recognized trends in the housing market of Douglas County. The population is growing at a high rate, while the average household size is dwindling and availability of property in the existing city limits is diminishing. Community engagement during city study found that residents are open to seeing smaller lots and houses as well as accessory dwellings that infill a neighborhood and address the housing shortages as well as reducing the need for the city to expand. Moving forward, the City of Lawrence plans to use this data to inform policies and goals in the updated Horizon 2040 plan


Beginning with the first residence in 1998, Studio 804 has an established track record of award-winning highly sustainable buildings that include 15 USGBC LEED Platinum certified projects, one gold and three Passive House institute US (PHIUS)certified buildings.
This house is expected to be the 16th LEED Platinum certified project.

The gabled forms are clad with a rainscreen ventilated facade.
The rainscreen design improve the thermal performance and water drainage of the high performance, highly insulated building envelope.
The cladding itself is recyclable, extending its use beyond the life of the building.

High quality air, vapor and water barriers contribute to the tight envelope design preventing undesirable water and vapor transmission.
The assembly also passed a blower door test to assure air tightness.
The insulation well exceeds the code requirements to further reduce the energy consumption of the building.
LIGHT EXPOSURE:The design of the south facade of the house allows access to natural daylight year-round.
Louvers mitigate direct solar heat gain in the summer but permit the winter sun to warm theconcrete floors.
On the roof, 16 solar panels will significantly offset the energy consumption.

Energy efficient windows and doors contribute to the high R-value of the wall assembly and the overall performance of the building. Operable windows provide cross-ventilation, thereby lowering energy costs and increasing access to fresh air.

All finishes are low VOC emitting.

The house is equipped with state-of-the-art interior lighting technology.  Exterior lighting is planned to minimize light pollution.  Furthermore, most appliances meet the highest standards for energy and water efficiency with Energy Star and Water Sense ratings.

ACCESSORY DWELLING UNIT:The detached garage with an ADU above provides additional storage and rentable living space and promotes urban density.

ELECTRIC CAR CHARGER:The garage is wired for electric car charging.

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT:The driveway is paved with a permeable surface to minimize storm water runoff that can often overwhelm city systems and the river to which it drains and cause flooding. Instead, the water saturates the ground and replenishes the water table. On the eastern edge of the site, a rain garden will retain and absorb runoff from the roofs.


Alexa Balkema
Austin Eikermann
Bryan Bencomo
Colin Dwyer
Drake Johnson
Emily Low
Ethan Witt
Grace Kramer
Holden Knudsen
Jack Heller
Jacob Lentin
Karina Sande
Katie Smithson
Kevin Tapp
Liz Putnam
Lydia Juengling
Maggie Roux
Mal Michel
Matt Gallentine
Matthew Schwartz
Piero Martinez
Rosalie Patrick
Santiago Patiño
Thomas Padgett
Tom Tabor
Tyler Koory

PHOTOGRAPHY Finish photos: © 2023 Corey Gaffer, Corey Gaffer Photography, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Permission required for use.

The remaining photography and graphic content are courtesy of Studio 804   Studio 804, Inc.


Studio 804 was founded in 1995 by Dan Rockhill, Studio 804 is a non-profit organization and a full-year design studio for graduate students that finds its momentum at the intersection of contemporary architecture’s most topical concerns: sustainability, affordability and education. The studio has produced 27 projects to date, including 15 buildings that have been certified LEED Platinum, one Gold and three that are Passive House-certified. These projects have gone on to become spaces for both private and public use and engagement; they are spaces for leisure and spaces for learning.


Dan Rockhill
Founder + Executive Director, Studio 804, Inc.
JL Constant and ACSA Distinguished Professor
University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design

Studio 804, Inc.
School of Architecture & Design
The University of Kansas
Lawrence Kansas 66045



712 Fifth Avenue Lobby Renovation in New York, NY by KPF

Sunday, May 28th, 2023

Article source: KPF

KPF’s renovation of the 712 Fifth Avenue lobby introduces carefully crafted, gently curving glass and stone elements that refract light and add warm tones to brighten and seemingly expand the space.

Image Courtesy © Michael Moran-OTTO

  • Architects: KPF
  • Project: 712 Fifth Avenue Lobby Renovation
  • Location: New York, NY, USA
  • Client: Paramount Group
  • Type: Adaptive Reuse, Interiors, Office
  • Size: 483 m2 / 5,200 ft2
  • Photography: Michael Moran-OTTO


The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles, USA by RENZO PIANO BUILDING WORKSHOP

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021


In the heart of Los Angeles, at the intersection of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is the world’s premier movie museum.

Situated on the famed “Miracle Mile,” the museum preserves and breathes new life into the former 1939 May Company department store, now re-named the Saban Building. Celebrating its history and imagining new possibilities, the additions to the building that date from 1946 have been removed and replaced with a spherical building that features the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and the Dolby Family Terrace with views towards Hollywood. The revitalized campus features more than 50,000 square feet of gallery space, two theaters, cutting-edge project spaces, an outdoor piazza, the rooftop terrace, an active education studio, a restaurant, and store.

Image Courtesy © Nic Lehoux

  • Project: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Photography: Nic Lehoux
  • Project manager: Paratus Group
  • Client: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS)
  • Design Team: M.Carroll, S.Scarabicchi (partners in charge), L.Priano (associate in charge), D.Hammerman, J.Jones K.Joyce, with S.Casarotto, E.Donadel, S.Ishida (partner), M.Matthews, P.Pelanda, T.Perkins, E.Trezzani (partner) and N.Cheng, G.Dattola, E.Ludwig, B.Ruswick, H.Travers, A.Zambrano; F.Cappellini, I.Corsaro, D.Lange, F.Terranova (models)
  • Total Site Area: 98,700 square feet
  • Design phase: 2012-2015
  • Construction phase: 2015-2020
  • Opening to the public: September 2021


The Voss Law Center by Charles Todd Helton, Architect in The Woodlands, Texas

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

The building is a 7,200 square foot renovation/addition, in which we converted a typical residence into a New Orleans style Law office. It features two stories, with large balconies on the front elevation, and a center courtyard complete with brick pavers and a live oak tree as the focal point. It sits on a site on the Interstate 45, in The Woodlands, Texas.

Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect

  •     Architects: Charles Todd Helton, Architect
  •     Project: The Voss Law Center
  •     Location: The Woodlands, Texas
  •     Total Size: 7,200sqft
  •     Completed:   2011

Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect


Provided by Charles Todd Helton, Architect

Hillside House in Los Angeles, USA by SAOTA

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020

Article source: SAOTA

SAOTA’s Hillside home in Los Angeles is located immediately above Sunset Boulevard on a promontory just one over from Pierre Koenig’s landmark Stahl House. The site is a 20 000 square foot estate, featuring 300-degree views over the LA skyline and the city basin below, and the design was conceived of more as a self-contained oasis rather than a conventional house.

The Stahl House served as a key point of departure. The forms and articulation of Hillside’s roof planes, which were pushed as far forward as possible so that they could create meaningful external covered living spaces, set its architecture in dialogue with the iconic silhouette nearby and connect it to the drama of its context.

Image Courtesy © Adam Letch

  • Architects: SAOTA
  • Project: Hillside House
  • Location: Los Angeles, USA
  • Photography: Adam Letch
  • Project Team: Mark Bullivant, Philip Olmesdahl, Alwyn De Vos, Eugene Olivier & Conrad Martin
  • Project Manager: Park Lane Projects
  • Contractor: Fortis Development
  • Landscaping: Chris Sosa
  • Interior Designer: MASS Beverly


Daley College Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering Center in Chicago by JGMA

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Article source: JGMA

Rising from the transformed parking lot south of 76th Street, the new Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering Center (MTEC) becomes a timeless addition to the Richard J Daley campus and sets the framework for a wider master plan. The project unifies the existing complex by creating a campus environment with engaging pathways and collaborative spaces throughout.

Image Courtesy © Tom Rossiter

  • Architects: JGMA
  • Project: Daley College Manufacturing, Technology and Engineering Center (MTEC)
  • Location: Chicago, USA
  • Photography: Tom Rossiter


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