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Not too long ago, our architecture firm finished an interesting tenant improvement project here in Long Beach. A well-respected manufacturer of elastomer and rubber parts and components for several different industries (aerospace, commercial aviation, communications, defense, and medical), wanted to move their San Diego partner under the same roof as their 140,000-square foot facility in Long Beach. Our Long Beach architecture firm was chosen to help make this transition. Continue reading “Successful Tenant Improvement Project in Long Beach Wraps Up” »
Designing a new home or remodeling your existing home should be a fun and exciting time! You, along with your Long Beach architect, are designing the home of your dreams—quite possibly the home you will live in for the rest of your life. So, while the design process can be exciting, there can also be a lot of pressure to get the details right. Continue reading “Making Changes as Your Project Progresses: Our Long Beach Architecture Firm’s Process” »
At our Long Beach architecture firm, we love the variety of the projects we get to work on. We do our share of residential remodels and new home design, but we also get to work on some exciting tenant improvement projects for our commercial clients.
Recently, we were approached by two doctors who wanted to open a new surgical and rehabilitation center in Long Beach. Both doctors have a passion for helping people reclaim their lives from debilitating pain through a customized, holistic approach. They incorporate everything from physical therapy to psychiatry, and if needed, surgery and medication. This is a unique approach, given that it takes into account the different ways people respond to pain, and it doesn’t rely heavily on the use of drugs to manage pain.
The doctors were interested in remodeling an abandoned building in Long Beach built in the 1960s for their surgical and rehabilitation center. The building had previously been used as a surgery center, but as we got into code research and the demolition process, it became clear that a significant amount of the building’s components would need to be replaced. A previous remodel turned out to have been poorly executed, and the building needed more work than originally anticipated. What started as a tenant improvement project, turned into a complete overhaul. However, the end result is a state-of-the-art facility that is a wonderful addition to the Long Beach community.
The completed facility now has two operating rooms as well as a physical therapy room. It has a sleek, modern design that incorporates some industrial elements. Overall, it has a spa-like feel, utilizing clean lines, a soothing color palette, and natural materials. The look and feel of the facility complements the doctors’ approach to health and wellness and is a great atmosphere to help put patients at ease.
Our Long Beach architecture firm was assisted in the interior design aspect of the project by Denise Foley Design, who selected the soothing colors and natural materials that helped bring the spa-like feel to the facility. Outside, the landscape design was done by Graham Stanley, a local landscape architect who brought the simplicity of the interior to the exterior, while also reducing water usage by incorporating drought-tolerant plants.
As an architecture firm that is deeply committed to improving our local community, we are happy to see a surgical and rehabilitation center like this one set up shop in the City of Long Beach. We wish the doctors great success in their new venture!
If you need the help of an architect for your tenant improvement project or other type of commercial design project in Long Beach or the surrounding areas, we’d love to talk with you about it. Contact our Long Beach architecture firm to set up a consultation.
As an architect, it is great to live and work in a city like Long Beach with so much going for it in terms of architecture. We have everything from Spanish Colonial Revival buildings to Art Deco structures to Renaissance Revival buildings and more. When it comes to historic homes, you can see craftsman-style homes, as well as Victorians and Spanish-style residences. Continue reading “Our City’s Impressive Architecture, from the Perspective of a Long Beach Architect” »