Flower Street Production Offices
Office | Creative
Glendale | CA | USA
2018 | Complete

Our client is actively transforming underutilized industrial property in northern Glendale and asked us to be a part of the process. This particular site contained an agglomeration of buildings from the past 85 years that had been used for everything from church offices to automotive repair shops. Under tight zoning and budget constraints, we worked with the team through an iterative process to produce a mini-campus for production studios that takes advantage of its proximity to nearby entertainment companies.

The structure with gabled roof was built in the 30's, once literally cut in half in order to widen the road. The new design, unapologetically industrial in nature, occupies the ghost of its former envelope due to planning requirements, yet assumes an entirely modern identity. The shell is formed by lines of off-the-shelf standing seam metal panels, with a section of narrower bands that form a subtle graphic 'cut' between the two diagonal windows. Utilizing subtle custom detailing and installation methods allow this band to wrap continuously up and over the roof, returning to the ground on the entry facade. We thought it appropriate to leave traces of the building's storied use in the heavily marked concrete floor, which contrasts well with the new open interior and the unique assembly of the original trusses.

Projec Team: Chris Warren, Principal; Carmelia Chiang, Project Director
General Contractor: Sean Kelley Construction
Structural Engineer: Soly Yamini
Owner: Avalon Investment Company