We’re excited to share that Gentry Home has awarded Fuse Architects their gold prize in sustainability for the Verve Seabright Roastery as part of their inaugural Design Excellence Awards. Check out the most recent issue of Gentry Home to learn more about the awards, and head over to the project page for the Seabright Roastery to learn more about that project.
Fuse Project Manager and photographer Russ Simpkins returned to the Universal Audio Headquarters a few weeks ago, capturing images of the lobby, Blue Stripe Lounge, Cloud Services Department, and Studio 610 (the Universal Audio equipment testing studio).
The project, completed in 2013, provided a great opportunity to create a signature space for an award-winning company. The 70,000-square-foot tenant improvement integrated the technological needs of the company with their passionate culture, showcasing both their Grammy-winning history and their continued prowess in recording technology.
Not only was the Fuse team excited to see how well the space fits the company, but Russ - an avid drummer and recording enthusiast - was able to experience firsthand the processes behind some of the greatest recordings of all time.
Check out the new project page for Universal Audio to see all of the images from the shoot!
Gentry Home Magazine - a Bay Area luxury home and lifestyle magazine - recently featured Teresita on the cover of their May/June 2016 issue. An 8-page article tells the story of the project and how owners Heather and Dave Maggetti - of Maggetti Construction - came to build their dream home in the Santa Cruz Mountains, with accompanying photos by Russ Simpkins.
We were extremely fortunate to be a part of the Maggettis’ project, and seeing their home in print is an exciting reminder of the fulfilling relationships behind our work. We hope you’ll take some time to check it out!
You can see the Gentry Home digital edition here
Here at Fuse, we’ve always prided ourselves on the finished buildings we create. In fact, that’s a big reason we began doing construction: we wanted to ensure that we could achieve the same level of quality in execution that we demand of ourselves during the design phases.
Nonetheless, for various reasons, some projects have never made it to completion. The Dans refer to these unrealized designs as their “Spiritual Bank Account,” with the implication that the time hasn’t been wasted and the ideas haven’t been forgotten, they are just solutions to bear in mind when future projects bring similar challenges.
Including commercial developments, public competition entries, and private homes, the Spiritual Bank Account tells an important part of the Fuse Architects story: as much as we prize our finished projects, ultimately the work that we display in our office is about living ideas. The models, sketches, and renderings of these projects are displayed throughout our office right alongside the completed work, acting as reminders and inspirations.
To see more of our works in progress, check out the Design & Ideas section below: