Dubbeldam Office by Dubbeldam Architecture + Design: 2020 Best of Year Winner for Firm's Own Office North America

Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

Live, work, play, explore—that’s how Dubbeldam Architecture + Design categorizes its diverse portfolio. For its headquarters, the studio, founded by architect Heather Dubbeldam, transformed a centuries-old, three-story brick building into a mixed-use facility following years of neglect. In addition to the firm’s quarters and a coworking space on the structure’s upper two floors, the 6,450-square-foot corner site houses a marketing agency and indie coffee shop on its ground level.

Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

Fresh paint and enlarged window openings, providing 60 percent more daylight to interiors than before, with dimensional shading devices have resuscitated and enlivened the facade. Inside, bold strokes of crimson, russet, magenta, and azure paint coat the stairwell’s treads and risers. Materials skew Scandinavian: Maple floors and Baltic birch slats and millwork complement the original exposed brick. Throughout, Dubbeldam specified furniture, workstations, lighting fixtures, and textiles from local suppliers. Even the wood came from a lumberyard just five minutes away.

Photography by Scott Norsworthy.
Photography by Scott Norsworthy.

Project Team: Heather Dubbeldam; Scott Sampson; Andrew Snow; Joseph Villahermosa; Gigi Presentey; Kelsey Wilkinson.

> See the full list of winners and honorees from Best of Year 2020

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