Foote, Cone & Belding Worldwide, Irvine
17600 Gillette Avenue
Irvine, CA 92614
TYPE OFFICE WAREHOUSE CONVERSIONAREA 100,000 SFCOMPLETION 2001
A 100,000 SF warehouse and laboratory building in Irvine was converted into the new creative offices for global agency FCB Worldwide.
CWA surgically reconfigured the two-story laboratory/warehouse relationship and created a range of different collaboration spaces. Inspired by the Southern Californian context, these spaces formed a sequence of diverse architectural episodes, reflecting the fragmented world of advertising. The public environment included a conference room enclosed by 150 custom surfboards suspended on steel cables, and a suite of custom designed ‘sheep’ furniture that graze through the office landscape as a reminder of the area’s recent agricultural history.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY BENNY CHAN/FOTOWORKS