When we began to develop a studio/office space for KSA’s team we wanted an authentic creation that represented our design approach of collecting images and ideas from a variety of sources and combining them via working back and forth between hand sketches, physical models, and renderings.
Location: 303 Pacific Avenue, Saskatoon
Structural: JC Kenyon Engineering Inc.
Mechanical: MacPherson Engineering Inc.
Electrical: Ritenburg & Associates Ltd.
Status and Schedule: 2012
Area: 8,000 square feet
Specialty Consultant: D-Code Engineering Ltd.
Ideas came from a variety of collaborators: Devon Schollar of Strata, Rob McCammon of IWL Steel, and Corey Hunchak of Clearlite Glass. In addition, the interior renderings of Jason Lowe informed the large scale wood models we created for the interior. The suspended raw steel panels, weighing in at 16,175lbs, and custom fabricated steel desks were designed by the entire office.
In keeping with our belief that art and popular culture can inspire architecture we have a feature wall as a tribute to Dr Seuss, as well as a display wall for the artist-in-residence’s visual art.