Antunovich Associates have woven together the natural character of the historic Uline arena with neutral and natural tones for their newly relocated architecture office in Washington DC.
Antunovich Associates is a design firm with offices located in Chicago and Washington DC. The project is a relocation of the Washington DC office to the NoMa neighborhood of DC. The office is located in the Icehouse portion of the historic Uline Arena building; an architectural landmark that serves as a catalyst for revitalization of this exciting urban neighborhood.
The architecture of the office preserves the natural character of the historic Uline arena, while incorporating neutral and natural tones to create a collaborative and open studio environment. The vibe is a sophisticated-industrial, raw-but-refined, youthful-energetic design that endorses flexible use spaces, elegant conference areas, and a lively open architecture studio. The design employs dark gray accents, solid maple feature walls, full-glass conference rooms, butcherblock desk tops, raised wood floor platforms, luxury chevron wall tile, custom monkey bars, in-suite bathrooms, salvaged Uline arena seating, and flexible office furniture; all with subtle color accents to enhance a refined-neutral pallet.
The office has a street-level entry with doors open to the surrounding neighborhood; the front portion of the office is a public and social stage for events, lunch breaks, and study. A full-glass storefront opens the office entry directly to the street. Tall windows in the rear of the office suite overlook a public courtyard and provide natural light into the design studio.