AB Design Studio

Typologies

CALLE REAL OFFICE BUILDING

CALLE REAL OFFICE BUILDING
Design Challenge

How did the architects modernize an outdated office building into a profitable property for the owner?

Design Solution

AB design studio breathed new life into a 1960s office building by transforming it into a contemporary commercial space fit with modern conveniences. A full redesign and remodel of the aging 28,000- square-foot commercial building along the 101 freeway in Goleta, CA, included new common areas, lobby, elevator, courtyard, parking lot, and landscape.

The architects demolished the previously existing maze of walls and corridors to create an open floorplan on the first and second floors. Ceiling grids were incorporated to define areas with separate functions, such as conference rooms, break areas, and employee work spaces. 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, as well as access to the internal courtyard. 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.

Project Data

LOT SIZE
80,150 SF
PROJECT SIZE
28,515 SF
LOCATION
GOLETA, CA
CONSTRUCTION COST
$400,000
PRINCIPAL
CLAY AURELL, AIA
PROJECT MANAGER
ERIC BEHR
DESIGN TEAM
CLAY AURELL, AIA | JOSH BLUMER, AIA | ERIC BEHR
GENERAL CONTRACTOR
YOUNG CONSTRUCTION
STRUCTURAL ENGINEER
ASHLEY & VANCE
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER
JMPE
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
GOLLINS, INC.
PLUMBING ENGINEER
GOLLINS, INC.