Santa Monica, CA
Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio with Andy Waisler has recently completed an adaptive reuse of a 1940s bowstring truss and brick warehouse in what was Santa Monica’s Industrial corridor, now a hotbed of entertainment and hi tech. the 17,000 square foot building was artistically designed for a well-known, international animation studio that has recently achieved significant commercial success. Operating on a tight budget and timeline, the completion of this project involved significant negotiation with the city and utility companies to ensure a smooth transition from the studios previous location.
Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc. project.
Responsibilities: Full Interior architectural services
Landscape Design- Studio J - Linda Jassim
Unique Elements: The design maintains the structure of 1940s bowstring truss and brick warehouse along with stripped down and polished concrete floors. The centerpiece is the ‘Cube’ which houses a screening room, two editing rooms and a central IT/Server room for the entire office. The sides facing the kitchen and hallway have built in platform seating used as spill over spaces for employee lounging.
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US
My Role: Architect