KBP West Offices / Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects

© Richard Barnes

A unique three-wing conference building serves as the focal point of this office for advertising agency Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners West. The structure houses four meeting rooms, each with its own unique configuration and material treatment.

Architect: Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects
Location: 1596 Howard Street, , California
Project Team: Mark Jensen and Mark Macy (Principals), Dean Orr, Nana Kim, Frank Merritt, Balz Mueller
Contractor: Johnstone & McAuliffe
Structural Engineer: Jeffrey Weber & Associates
Mechanical Engineer: Engineering Network
Electrical Engineer: Golden Gate Engineering
Project Area: 21,950 sqf
Photographs: Richard Barnes

© Richard Barnes

The three wings of this office are separated by acoustically sealed folding doors, which can be opened to merge the rooms into a single meeting hall. A stadium stair functions as a place for company-wide meetings and informal gatherings and provides access to the mezzanine. A green carpet-clad phone booth structure for conference calls, an indoor garden and a sixteen-foot dining counter animate this colorful, lively office.

© Richard Barnes
© Richard Barnes

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Cite: "KBP West Offices / Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects" 22 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 29 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=121310>
  • http://www.studiob2sj.com Alicia

    Studio B2SJ did something similar with Crispin Porter + Bogusky years ago in Boulder. It was like walking into an enclosed creative town. Cool idea and makes for a fun workplace.