Creative Office / Industrial Adaptive Reuse: Irvine, California
CA Historic Industrial Building Adaptive Reuse for Social Media Company Headquarters in Irvine, CA
GKA is Architect of Record with interior designer McDermott Associates for this adaptive reuse tenant improvement of an historic industrial building located in Irvine, CA.
The building, a 28,000 sf heavy-timber framed former lima bean processing facility, was built in 1894 and is among the oldest extant industrial buildings in Southern California. In 1994 the building was converted into an an office and retail mixed use building within the larger "Old Town Irvine" historic district.
The project, completed in April of 2015, consists of a 11,000sf office for Gigasavvy, a digital marketing and advertising agency.
Client/ Landlord: Dana Investments
Location: 14988 Sand Canyon Ave, Studio 4, Irvine, CA 92618
Project Area [Building]: 11,000 sf [28,000sf]
Occupancy: B [Business]
Construction Type: V-B
Building Department Permit Number: 00614830-SBPT IRVINE
Year Built: 2015
Consultants: McDermott Associates [Interiors], Wright Engineers [MEP & Structural], Service First Permits [Expeditor]
Greg Korn Architect teamed up with acoustic designer Running Brook Design and MEP engineer ABS Engineering to design this purpose-built boutique recording studio for SongLoft Studios LLC in Brooklyn, New York, which is currently in construction.
The building, 231 Norman Avenue, is a large warehouse in the Greenpoint neighborhood that was converted to commercial condominiums in 2000.
The general contractor for the project is the award-winning Dennis Darcy Construction Group, which specializes in the construction of recording studios.
Mixed Use - Residential/Retail: Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York
This mid-block condominium tower design features a concrete post-tension structure, providing column-free spans across the 25th ft wide lot. An HVAC - integrated curtain wall rises the full 12 stories of the 35th Street Elevation, and glows like a beacon at night. Front 1 br/1 ba units enjoy balanced day lighting and broad midtown views, while rear 2 br/ 1-3/4 ba units feature fireplaces and wrap around balconies with views of the Hudson River. The project was designed in Revit, using 3D Building Modeling.
Location: West Midtown Manhattan
Size: 23,500 sf (Flr 1 - Roof); 5,000 sf; 28,500 sf (Total)
Office / Industrial / Creative - Midtown Manhattan, NYC, New York
A three-level office and retail project in Midtown Manhattan
Greg Korn Architect designed this 7,500 square foot, three-level office and retail project in Midtown Manhattan, which opened in 2016. The Client / Tenant, Plant Fantasies Inc ["PFI"], leased the ground floor retail space at 242 West 30th Street to replace its West 29th Street operation. PFI designs and builds award-winning terraces, green roofs, and urban gardens in New York City. The wide range of PFI daily operations activities called for a sophisticated space programming approach, including separate work areas for retail product display, executive offices, design department, and light assembly / installation crew. From the outset of the project during the initial site inspection, Greg helped PFI see the tremendous potential of the project, in particular given the spatial dynamic between the front and rear-facing mezzanine over the first floor. The realization of the initial concept from schematics through construction documents, permitting, bidding and construction of the 100 year old space has required the perseverance of all members of the team, including client, landlord, contractors, engineers, expeditor, and architect.
The front double-height retail area is used for display of trees and plants, as well as tree and plant staging. The executive offices and support workstations wrap around the conference room, and design department is located on the mezzanine in an open-floor plan arrangement with perimeter private offices. The unique mezzanine configuration overlooks both the front and rear portions of the main floor. The executive offices and conference room are located under the mezzanine on the main floor. The large cellar is used for production and light industrial purposes. The project also featured a redesigned and widened storefront, and brand new HVAC system.
MEP Engineering services are performed by ABS Engineers, and Structural Engineering is performed by B Cubed Engineering. The general contractor for the project is MID Developers for the Tenant, and tWorks for the Landlord.
Major Exterior Renovation of a Coop Apartment Building on the Upper East Side.
Greg Korn Architect and Accardo Engineering were commissioned by the 363 Owner's Corporation to design exterior improvements to the 20 story cooperative apartment building located at 363 East 76th Street, in the Upper East Side of New York, New York. Improvements include full facade renovation replacement of white brick facade with new red brick facade, new granite and cast stone masonry ground floor facade, new entrance courtyard with accessible ramp and planter, new entrance canopy, new sliding entrance doors, and new finishes throughout.
Mixed-Use - New Building / Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York
APPROVED by New York City Department of Buildings
Greg Korn Architect designed this 9000sf retail/ residential building for 295 Broadway Realty Corp in Brooklyn, New York, which is has been approved by the DOB on 1/31/17.
The design includes a 1500sf ground floor retail space and separate ground floor residential lobby, and four stories of studio and two bedroom apartments (2-3 and 4-5 floors respectively). Also included are a common area residential roof deck, common area second floor rear residential terrace, elevator serving the residential units, and a cellar which includes storage for the retail space, residential bicycle storage, utility areas, and trash room. The building structure is a hybrid wide-flange steel and load bearing concrete masonry assembly, with metal deck floors and roof. The exterior of the building is clad in exterior brick masonry, channel glass block, and operable casement windows for the residential units.
Parks and Recreation / Multi-Use Center - Thousand Oaks, California
Greg Korn Architect and engineering subconsultants were commissioned by the Conejo Recreation and Park District to design interior and exterior improvements to the Old Meadows Center Recreation Building, located in Old Meadows Park in Thousand Oaks, California. Improvements include a full gut renovation of the multi-use room, new kitchen, entertainment center, and new doors, patio, and windows.
Parks and Recreation / New Buildings, Exterior Improvements, and Lobby Renovation
Completed February, 2018
Greg Korn Architect and engineering subconsultants were commissioned by the Conejo Recreation and Park District to design major improvements to the Dos Vientos Community Park in Thousand Oaks, California. Improvements include three new open-air trellised shade pavilions, a new main Main Building entrance canopy, a new storage building, and the interior alteration of the lobby and reception area
The primary scope of work included redesign of the building's interior for fire and life safety compliance. This scope consisted of:
1) Redesign of the existing three story atrium, enclosing the existing open atrium with glass doors and interior partitions in a coordinated effort with the MEP engineer's redesign of the atrium smoke control system.
2) Addition of a new stair in the rear of the building, visible through the east curtain wall elevation, to provide sufficient vertical means of egress from the third and second floor lecture halls.
Other design improvements included the redesign of the entrance canopy for improved appearance and positive drainage, and interior improvements to the buildings floor finishes.
The GKA project team included project manager James Gillette, and project designer Brion Moran.
Client: Thomas Jefferson School of Law [TJSL] / LePatner & Associates
Location: 1155 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92317
Project Area [Building: 9,000 sf (Atrium); 2,500 sf (Stair); 200 sf (Canopy); 11,700 sf (Total Project Area); [273,544 sf]
Occupancy: A-3 [Assembly], B [Business], M [Mercantile], S-1 [Storage], H-3 [High-Hazard]