86: Adaptive Reuse | Redwood Highway Offices

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In this episode, Cherise is joined by Christopher Roach, Principal, and Jacquelyn Fung, Studio Director at Studio VARA in San Francisco, California.

The Redwood Highway Offices began as an adaptive reuse project that transformed the most banal of commercial box buildings into a light-filled courtyard office space specifically outfitted for a discerning, high-end residential builder with an exclusive clientele.

Four main objectives drove the architectural design for the building: to embody the client’s enigmatic brand, to embrace the industrial aesthetic, to introduce natural daylighting strategically, and to execute the project efficiently via a well-detailed, judicious use of materials.
Photo Credit: Bruce Damonte


Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT  image
Cherise Lakeside, FCSI, CDT
Senior Spec Writer | RDH Building Science
Christopher Roach image
Christopher Roach
Principal | Studio VARA
Jacquelyn Fung image
Jacquelyn Fung
Studio Director | Studio VARA