Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc.

Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio, Inc.

Santa Monica, CA


Santa Monica Animation Studio

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.

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Status: Built
Location: Santa Monica, CA, US
My Role: Architect