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Chris Richards

Chris Richards

Santa Barbara, CA, US

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Eyebeam SGF

I began this project by reorganizing the three programmatic components, leasable offices & condos, Eyebeam SGF, and the restaurant & bar, to maximize the amount of consolidated leasable space. This design move was inspired by the loft typology. Dating back to the 1900s, the original converted lofts were located in warehouses and used in conjunction with manufacturing plants or as storage spaces in the city’s industrial areas. The average population of a household is now 2.6 people and will continue to decrease. For the organization of an apartment this means two things. Firstly, there is a reduced need for privacy; secondly, the living room becomes larger and more important. Lofts are considered multi-function spaces that serve as both living and work areas. The loft typology is known for its openness and its ability to adapt to changing societal needs. Through compartmentalizing the leasable space, the amount of future leasable space increased from 35,000 sq. ft. to 55,000 sq. ft. The implementation of a raised-floor system makes the transition between tenants quick and easy.

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Springfield, MO, US
My Role: Lead Designer

 
View From Park
View From Park
Leasable Lobby
Leasable Lobby
Dance Club & Bar
Dance Club & Bar

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