AUX Architecture Studio
LOS ANGELES, CA
3,250 sq. ft.
The building’s signature kinetic façade is custom designed and consists of three aluminum screens. One moves up and down, one left and right, and one stays in place. Designed to both identify and secure the building, there are four possible configurations: when the Studio and Café are both open or closed, and when one or the other is open or closed. The screens are also used to control the amount of light that filters into the building.
The building’s original warm red brick walls and concrete floors were refurbished and spaces within the Studio are defined by 14-foot-tall white walls. The main room features an open floor plan for 32 workstations. Private conference and meeting rooms, a kitchenette, lounge, and a mezzanine provide more space for staff to work and connect. The walls provide ample pin-up space for project sketches and allow studio members to collaborate. Floor to ceiling glass windows and doors fill the space with natural light.
AUX Team: Brian Wickersham (Principal-in-Charge), Matthew Aulicino, Elizabeth Pritchett, Burcin Nalinci, Taylor Nunes-Agins, Louie Bofill, Matthew McFetrick, Anabelle Arias, Chris Driscoll, Liu Qiao
Consultant Team: Operable wall system by PanoramAH!, Structural Engineer – Nous Engineering, General Contractor – Bluestone
Photos: Manolo Langis, AUX Architecture
2023 AIA Los Angeles Design Award, Citation, Adaptive Reuse/Renovation Category
2023 Southern California Development Forum Design Award
2020 AIA San Fernando Valley Design Award