1738 BERKELEY STREETSanta Monica, CA
2009 PCBC Gold Nugget GRAND AWARD
Outstanding Adaptive Reuse Project
The innovative new design studio for VTBS Architects is the result of the adaptive re-use of this 2-story warehouse with rooftop parking. The design takes advantage of the existing 1960, brick-and-concrete warehouse characteristics by exposing the structure to reflect mid-century design elements. The results include a dramatic 32’-high atrium and multiple work areas that provide open ‘creative office’ space that is at heart practical, as well as warm and comfortable. The 17′ ceiling height on the ground floor allowed for the construction of a mezzanine level for an increase in usable area. Committed to sustainable design, VTBS has incorporated ‘green building principles’ into the renovated building.