Dimensional Fund Advisors, Ground Floor West

Barton Phelps & Associates - Dimensional Fund Advisors, Ground Floor West

1299 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, California

On the ground floor, a coffered office street leads to an open office where sloping canopies of cedar slats reflect uplight and shield ducts and acoustic materials from view. Wall-to-ceiling joints are gapped by wide reveals to loosen the composition of parts.  For the main conference room, we designed a winged glass light fixture that floats between a slatted barrel vault and a traditional library table. Our clients' critiques of their prior offices gave equal importance to the design of all spaces. Restroom materials and detailing received special attention and a prominent corner window at the copier room connects it to the flow of office traffic.

Photography: Tom Bonner