When Near South Studios decided to relocate its office space and studios to a 1920’s-era cold storage warehouse, they challenged VLK to deliver a design with no straight walls. This adaptive reuse of the 8,000-SF facility offered interesting design challenges. In addition to their spaces, they wanted to include small offices to lease to creative professionals. The design amalgamates new elements with the character-defining old, including existing brick walls and prefab cooler structure. The existing steel beams throughout the building were painted a bright, contrasting green to highlight the structural framework.
"The building is our competitive edge. It impresses our clients. It also impresses agencies, who know that their clients will be impressed if they rent studio and editing space from us. We wonder why architecture isn’t a category in the advertising awards. This is our brand, many of our clients use their buildings as their brand as well. I can say without a doubt that we are getting clients because of this design.”Jarrod Fay & Mike Fisher Glass Lake Productions
2015 AIA Fort Worth