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  • Fuse Architects
  • General Contractor-­ Fuse Construction
  • Santa Cruz, CA, 2013
  • 10,000 square feet  

 

 

A state of the art medical manufacturing facility specializing in composites and plastics, this retrofit needed to house various production and research spaces, as well as space to welcome and meet with clients. To maximize daylight in the work spaces, the front wall of the building was removed and replaced with a glass curtain wall and perforated coreten screen. In the central lobby, at the intersection of the manufacturing and managerial spaces, a sculptural feature wall pays homage to some of the company's products, while the surrounding breakout rooms provide a more personal scale for meeting with clients.