Maker Studios Lobby

2013 — 2360SF — Gigante AG

A three week project to design and install a new lobby for a creative internet company in Culver City.

With a recent expansion into a larger office building, Maker Studios desired a new front entrance to brand the space as their own. Since they could not touch the existing structure, the scheme needed to function as an installation rather than a permanent construction.

Taking heavy inspiration from Peter Zumthor’s Hanover Pavilion, the design divided the oversized lobby into separate functions with two stacked timber walls. This balanced the privacy needed for adjacent office and meeting spaces with a clear path for visitors and investors.

Personal responsibilities involved both digital and physical aspects of the design process. This included production of the Revit model (and associated construction set / 3D renderings), fabrication of formwork for poured concrete elements and heavy involvement in the on-site installation.