ESMoA is a two-story art museum for a family who wanted to share their private art collection with the public. Working within the constraints of a narrow 25’ x 140’ parcel, one of the primary goals was to maximize the allowable built area while providing for a central two story high gallery. The building also includes offices, restrooms, a break room, a storage/layout room, and a one bedroom residential unit for an artist-in-residence program. A roof deck that is accessible to the artists, allows for private parties with expansive views of El Segundo. Stainless steel and white burnished concrete masonry were selected for the primary building materials…creating a dramatic and iconographic facade.
El Segundo Museum of Art
El Segundo, CA | Completed 2012
Ole Smoky Corporate Offices
El Segundo, CA | Completed 2014
This tenant build-out of a 3,206 sf space consisted of 2,936 sf of general office area including front lobby, conference room, open work area, three private offices and a storage area. The modern, clean finishes were contrasted with rustic wood, barn-like elements and exposed bulbs to pay homage to the client’s branding and main headquarters in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
This multi-building development project was a balancing act between razing two structures from the 80’s and renovating a fire station built in1957. Multiple tenant spaces were inserted into the fire station while preserving the shell of the existing building. A new freestanding retail building replaced a non-descript masonry warehouse. The site’s complex web of underground utilities and over-abundant City and County easements added an onerous layer of complexity to this adaptive re-use project. The end result is a two building, four tenant commercial complex totaling seven thousand square feet with two monument signs and fifty eight parking spots.
El Segundo + Nash Complex
El Segundo, CA | Completed 2013
This historic playhouse was converted into a high-end two-screen boutique movie theater and playhouse while preserving historically distinct elements. One theater is dine-in for motion picture movies or live action. The other is a motion picture theater with large, comfortable couches and loungers. The goal was to make the movie-going experience into an extraordinary experience.
Boutique Theater + Playhouse
Undisclosed Location | 2013 [ unbuilt ]
This four hundred square foot jewelry store and workspace was designed for up-and-coming jewelry company, Lost Bird Designs. Having already occupied an existing storefront space with her jewelry studio, the owner wanted to add an area to present her jewelry directly to her customers. JMA divided the area into two spaces; a brightly lit studio where the jewelry is made, and a life-sized walnut and brass clad jewelry box for displaying the jewelry. Both spaces are visible from the street, allowing the customer to not only see the beautiful finished displays, but also the work and skill that went into producing each piece.
Lost Bird Designs Retail Store
Culver City, CA | Completed 2014