Gold Nugget 2009 Grand Award for the Adaptive Re-Use Design of VTBS Offices at 1738 Berkeley Street.
Judges Statement: This rehab from industrial to office use, begins with restrained yet clever changes to the street experience. However, once you arrive at the upper level guest entry, the full extent of the transformation begins to reveal itself. Large expanses of north facing windows and a roof patio serve to greet you. These together with the new opening cut from the upper level to the ground level serve to bring much needed natural light to the core of the space. Glass railings maximize light penetration, while also giving an open expansive feel to both the upper and new mezzanine levels. In all, the building has been cleverly modified and organized to take maximum advantage of new natural light sources and natural ventilation, providing a sustainable, functional and exciting working environment.
VTBS Architects Offices
Santa Monica, CA
Builder: Cannon Constructors
Beveloper/Architect: Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh, AIA