Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained: Hagy Belzberg and Joan Behnke Remake Gores Group

The reception desk is lacquered plaster. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

A skylight caps the 40-foot-high atrium. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.

Slumped, laminated glass dominates the facade of the Gores Group, a Los Angeles project by Joan Behnke & Associates and Belzberg Architects. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

To construct the stair balustrades, cerused ash was fastened with plugs to CNC-cut bent steel. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.

In the reception area, chairs by Hull Studio face a sofa by Patricia Urquiola. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

The interlayer of each 4-by-8-foot glass panel is patterned resin film. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

On the roof, painted steel columns support a canopy of laser-cut, painted aluminum. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

The Wilshire Boulevard elevation. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Limestone finished by hand. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

The CEO’s own entrance. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Oak CNC-cut for a screen in the atrium lobby. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.

The bridge connecting the 1960’s building to the addition. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.

Custom steel mesh pendant fixtures for the corridor outside the CEO’s office. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.

A marble facade in Verona, Italy, inspired one part of the oak screen by the elevator. Photography by Bruce Damonte.

Descending from the boardroom’s MDF canopy, acrylic rods alternate with aluminum light fixtures, speakers, and sprinklers. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.

Carrara marble tops a conference room’s table. Photography by Benny Chan/Fotoworks.