Conversion of a two-story building over the parking for a gym into a high end office building.
The client, a property manager in Thousand oaks, purchased this property with a building from the 80’s. The objective was to successfully convert it into an office building. The main challenge was to open the second floor above the Entry, which already had the windows and the vaulted ceiling, and introduce the sculptural staircase. This move reduced the rentable space, but successfully augmented the visual impact of the first impression.
The four corners of the original building had small patios. As a way to compensate for the loss of space at the entry, we incorporated those patios into the building, while glazing the addition from floor to ceiling. This increased the value of the corner offices, while maximizing the views of the surrounding hills.