Functional Beauty: SDS and FGY Transform a Mid Century Warehouse
At Sullivan Design Studio we partner with many talented architectural firms on our projects. For mSpot Inc. Samsung in Palo Alto, we collaborated seamlessly with Fergus Garber Young Architects. The Silicon Valley-based full-service architectural firm focuses on the essential qualities of good architecture. For both residential and commercial properties they believe in strong plans, perfect proportions, and a high attention to detail.
Together SDS and FGY partner Heather Young repurposed a 1940’s corrugated metal warehouse into a premier office space. Located in a former industrial area of Palo Alto, our design team retained the buildings existing bent-frame structure, concrete slab on grade foundation, roof and counterpane windows. The structure was raised 15 feet to a second story level accommodating a parking garage below. We modernized the interiors and brought them up to code.
We utilized a neutral color scheme juxtaposed with bold primary color accents and graphics designed art. Contemporary silhouettes from Philippe Stark, KnollStudio Furniture, and Steelcase add functional beauty. With FGY’s assistance, we transformed the previously dark utilitarian building into a light-filled workspace.