The objective of this renovation was to expand the existing studio into an adjacent building and refresh the entire space. Turner Fleischer started the process by having the two buildings laser scanned and modelled in REVIT to identify sections and elevation changes. This ultimately allowed the team to be able to design a dynamic and practical solution to the challenges the existing buildings presented. The laser scans revealed that the floor in the proposed space was uneven and a large portion stood much higher than in the current studio.
Excavating would have been time consuming and cost prohibitive, so it was agreed that a new floor would be poured with ramps joining new and old spaces. This exercise revealed opportunities to space-plan the studio and incorporate circulation ramps at the very early stages of design. The client wanted a cohesive look between the new and existing office spaces, sparking innovative solutions from Turner Fleischer’s Interior Design Department. Existing walls were painted white, while the partition wall between the two buildings was left unfinished and exposed, signifying growth.