Best of Year 2009 Winner: Pollack Architecture
Best of Year -- Interior Design, 12/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Best of Year Winner, Budget: Pollack Architecture: Reef Inc. Headquarters, Carlsbad, CA
For a footwear and clothing manufacturer with a hang-10 attitude, $50 per square foot is a lot to spend. For Richard Pollack, that's low-budget. Resourcefulness, however, is a way of life not only in the boarding community—as in snow, surf, and skate—but also at Pollack's studio. Building Reef's 60,000-square-foot headquarters, he tapped into the client's low-key corporate culture. Driftwood is the primary element in the reception area and nearby showrooms, while the industrial heft of sealed concrete and exposed ductwork eliminates any potential surf-shack flimsiness. Fluorescent-lit open offices allow for both personal expression and collective brainstorming—with inspiration provided by the enormous images of boarders, bikinis, and beach printed on the wall covering.
DAVID GALULLO; STEVEN LAWLER; JASON WERTZ; JOHN STEMPNIAK; MARCELO BENGOECHEA: PROJECT TEAM.
Best of Year Merit Awards, Budget
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple: Prospect.1 Welcome Center, New Orleans, LA
Construction-grade plywood structures, built inside a 1920's warehouse, composed the welcome center for this citywide visual-arts biennial.
Gensler: Jetblue Airways Terminal 5, JFK International Airport, NY
At the new Terminal 5, constructed behind Eero Saarinen and Associates's landmark building for Trans World Airlines, aluminum roof panels hover over an expanse of terrazzo flooring.
Gensler: Razorfish, San Francisco, CA
Lots of mirror and bright color say it all, loud and clear—this is a company that can keep up with the fast-paced world of new media.