How did the architects modernize an outdated office building nearing the end of its utility and convert it into a profitable property for the client?
After completing a full redesign and remodel of an aging commercial building along the 101 freeway in Goleta, CA, the architects were hired to design a corporate office interior for the building’s second floor tenant. AB design studio breathed new life into the office building, originally built in the late 1960s, and transformed it into a contemporary commercial space fit with modern conveniences. The architects demolished the previously existing maze of walls and corridors to create an open floorplan. After strategically exposing an atrium that was previously obstructed by walls, the architects worked to ensure that all employees had a connection to pleasant light and views. Ceiling grids were incorporated to define areas with separate functions, such as conference rooms, break areas, and employee work spaces. By creating an efficient layout that reinforced and corresponded to the client’s end business goals, the architects effectively transformed the once-decrepit office space into a profitable property through tenant improvement strategies.