Elliott + Associates Architects

Elliott + Associates Architects


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1001 W. Wilshire

The client request was for a “modern master” building that would be a source of pride for the adjacent affluent neighborhood, cognizant of the “Modern Masters” (celebrated American artists who emerged in the ‘50s and ‘60s). The design for this owner-occupied/for lease/speculative office structure satisfied the client’s vision and the developer’s tight budget.

The building facade responds to the porches, punched windows and masonry structures of the adjacent houses. It manages energy costs with sun control, insulated glass and the proportion of glass to mass for each exposed surface. The south roof overhang puts the entire south face in shade during the hottest times of the year. It also allows winter sun to heat the building. Each facade responds to the appropriate sun exposure.

Materials selected respond to context and are durable and maintainable. Budget required a solution that is unique and uses commonly available materials.
1001 W. Wilshire

The client request was for a “modern master” building that would be a source of pride for the adjacent affluent neighborhood, cognizant of the “Modern Masters” (celebrated American artists who emerged in the ‘50s and ‘60s). The design for this owner-occupied/for lease/speculative office structure satisfied the client’s vision and the developer’s tight budget.

The building facade responds to the porches, punched windows and masonry structures of the adjacent houses. It manages energy costs with sun control, insulated glass and the proportion of glass to mass for each exposed surface. The south roof overhang puts the entire south face in shade during the hottest times of the year. It also allows winter sun to heat the building. Each facade responds to the appropriate sun exposure.

Materials selected respond to context and are durable and maintainable. Budget required a solution that is unique and uses commonly available materials.