Atelier 1205 at 1205 East Cesar Chavez Street is an adaptive reuse project by Forsite Studio. The historic 100-year-old structure, with original wood exposed on the ceiling and accent walls, features a flexible gallery space for exhibiting art and hosting events. The inviting front porch overlooks a generous patio designed and constructed by Articulated Design Landscape Architecture, fronting East Cesar Chavez Street, which is shaping up to be East Austin's new art row.
Jack and Adams
Reclaimed wood from a local barn defines the genius loci of this Austin bicycle shop. As a retail and service shop, this interior fit-out is characterized by clean, efficient, open space.
Location: Austin, Texas Year: 2015
Site planning and adaptive re-use of an existing pre-engineered, steel building was the scope of services for an Austin start-up. A clerestory addition allows natural light to penetrate deep into the space. A ground level open floor plan includes a variety of informal work spaces interspersed with conference rooms. Private offices occupy the mezzanine level. With minor effort, the space can be reconfigured to a music venue for special events.
Location: Austin, Texas Year: Unbuilt
In 2007 we began working with American Apparel on the design, project management, and construction of stores nationwide. The projects range from new building finish outs in Las Vegas to historical restoration and renovation in San Diego. Each store design is a unique blend of the American Apparel urban-chic aesthetic and the local vernacular style.
DEFINE Austin is the first location of the DEFINE Body & Mind fitness concept in Austin, TX. Located in a unique central Austin space, first renovated by Mell Lawrence Architects, the new DEFINE location hosts its revolutionary fitness studio in a welcoming environment situated in the north Austin neighborhood.
This project converted a 1940s dance studio into a modern yoga and pilates studio. The design and materials for the remodel maintain a balance between luxury and sustainability and reflect the client’s emphasis on healthy living. The efficient layout creates ample studio and retail spaces. Operable skylights allow for passive ventilation, and a light well extending down to the ground floor allows natural light to reach the foyer and locker area in the building’s interior. The design also preserved a set of beautifully weathered metal doors and incorporated them as a design element. The project is expected to achieve a LEED Gold rating.