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www.racdb.com p.323.663.9898 f .323.663.9899 3006 N. Coolidge Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90039


the CENTINELAS auto-body experience

santa monica , california


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THE CENTINELAS The auto-body experience Located at the foot of a Highway 10 off-ramp, this Los Angeles relic was a 12,000 square foot auto repair shop. Decaying due to tough use and neglect, the 3-building complex was altered by RACDB and now contains a creative office and multi-use gallery space. The transformation transpired over the course of a year and was completed in 12 months. Two multi-tenant buildings face the yard between. Once stocked with decaying autos the yard was purged of waste and by-products, scrubbed down and turned into a landscaped grotto complete with built-in furniture, awnings, and native planting in custom poured planters. RACDB adds value in unexpected places. Instead of hiding the big box transformers and various utilities, RACDB sought to preserve and embrace the buildings’ utilitarian past. This industry aesthetic works on this pie-shaped lot that came with a looming billboard above the courtyard. Simple, economically efficient improvements are limited to exposing roof structure and grinding and polishing concrete floors which afforded spending on a better-than-average kitchen complete with high-end fixtures and finishes. The new paint scheme draws from a ‘city agency’ palette using caution-cone orange and metallic grays and blacks. However, the complex still conveys warmth by use of oil-rubbed ipe wood on gates, skylights bringing daylight to center of offices, and the natural hues of weathered wood at the roof line. Auto Shop re-dux.

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• 11,295 sf - (4) suites split between (2) buildings

d e s i g n b u i l d

w w w . r a c d b . c o m 3006 N. Coolidge

p.323.663.9898 Avenue, Los

Angeles,

f.323.663.9899 CA 90039


d e s i g n b u i l d

w w w . r a c d b . c o m 3006 N. Coolidge

p.323.663.9898 Avenue, Los

Angeles,

f.323.663.9899 CA 90039

2332 CENTINELA AVE - Suite B RAC Design Build moves higher

Ntropic, a commercial production company looked at the space under construction and was able to team with RACDB to design and price their own space while negotiating their lease. This was a streamlined approach that works well with landlords, tenants and brokers and is the method of delivery favored by RACDB. This entertainment company, had specific needs for production work: Inferno/Flame/Smoke bays, a color suite, a CG space, a screening room with the means of controlling natural light as well as large storage areas. Also essential to the client was that the space itself serves as a portfolio with wall areas for framed still photos from their projects.

• 5,505 square feet • 4 month construction period

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2332 CENTINELA AVE - Suite C RAC Design Build moves lighter

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Without a prospective tenant, RAC designed and built a flexible space for future tenant. The kitchen, bathrooms and other mechanical systems are located to allow for future partitioning and build out. Light and airy atmosphere, tall open ceilings, and maximizing space all are sellable features for brokers who tour this space. We develop and retain a series of space plan sketches and appliance & material specifications for the complex as a ‘building standard’. We know the cost of these materials intrinsically and can create thumbnail budgets for T.I. The tenant can rely on those in developing move-in budgets or develop their own.

• 2,200 square feet • 12 month construction period

2332 CENTINELA AVE - Suite D RAC Design Build moves faster

Guy Hepner, a renown art dealer needed a new office and display space. Working with RACDB, the dealer carved out a new gallery while the building was deconstructed during demolition. Drawings were minimal and the permit attained quickly. The design and construction occurred concurrently, keeping budgets capped and delivery prompt. The dealer was sold. looking NORTH • 1,400 square feet • 4 month construction period

d e s i g n b u i l d

w w w . r a c d b . c o m 3006 N. Coolidge

p.323.663.9898 Avenue, Los

Angeles,

f.323.663.9899 CA 90039


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d e s i g n b u i l d

w w w . r a c d b . c o m 3006 N. Coolidge

p.323.663.9898 Avenue, Los

Angeles,

f.323.663.9899 CA 90039

2340 CENTINELA AVE - Suite A RAC Design Build moves eclectic

MassiveMusic, a music production company with offices in New York and Amsterdam took on the trapezoid shaped building as their new offices. Innovative sonic-branding campaigns are their specialty and the nonparallel walls in production spaces were an acoustic advantage. They further branded the corner building by asking us to paint the main door and interior wall in the bright orange that matches their “MM” logo. The offices were pushed to one side allowing a large community space with a kitchen and conference tables. Other walls were aligned to create conventional rectangular spaces in an irregular building. Steel windows were upgraded and re-set higher above vehicular view. This office is simple, intimate, functional and reflects RACDB’s willingness to adapt the creative space on challenging sites.

• 2,190 square feet • 4 month construction period

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