|Greenwood Renovation / Pasadena, CA
Pasadena AIA Merit Award, 2009 (visit the announcement page)
I love the craft of this project. Each interior and exterior elevation has been skillfully and artfully touched resulting in an interlocking composition of space and material that has an elegant zen-like quality.
A skillful and rigorous assemblage of disparate parts into an elegant whole.
This remodel completely transforms the experience of what might have been a "tear down" while preserving much of the original spatial and structural elements of the building. A great example of why not to start over. Every space has a simple yet significant intervention, nothing appears overdone or wasteful. Indoor/Outdoor relationships are powerful and offer different experiential opportunities.
|959 East Walnut Street / Pasadena, CA
Pasadena AIA Merit Award, 2008 (visit the announcement page)
959 East Walnut is an example of how a modest contemporary insertion -- if eye-catching and practical enough -- can revivify and reorganize a tired office building, and indeed bring new energy to an entire city block.
CHRISTOPHER HAWTHORNE, LOS ANGELS TIMES ARCHITECTURE CRITIC
959 East Walnut is an exciting update of a prosaic late ‘70’s building. The project demonstrates how a few creative gestures can revive the public appearance and enhance the occupant experience of vintage buildings with little character.
Thoughtful rehab of common non-descript ubiquitous building type.
MABEL O. WILSON
We admired the intelligent intervention that transforms and updates a dated office building while presenting a new identity. We especially appreciated the sensitively designed new materiality of the entrances and garden and the new connection to the community. This project does a lot with a little.