Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors

PROJECT
DIMENSIONAL FUND ADVISORS,
SANTA MONICA
 
ARCHITECT
BARTON PHELPS & ASSOCIATES
 
THE OPPORTUNITY
Dimensional Fund Advisors envisioned a highly advanced global conference center and training facility, with the capacity to accommodate up to 80 people on site, connected with worldwide teleconferencing capabilities. The project presented the alluring prospect of working with the highly creative architect, Barton Phelps & Associates and the chance to apply a variety of materials not commonly used in business applications.

THE CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
Interscape Construction has completed numerous successful projects for DFA since 1986.

THE CHALLENGES
In a fully occupied building noise issues and construction schedules needed to be managed by working two shifts, doing noisier work during non-office hours.

Architectural plans for this project were not fully detailed due to the complexity of the design and the many materials specified. Coordinating the complex details while maintaining the schedule and lead times demanded working closely with the architect.

THE SPECIFICS
• Complete demolition of the existing tenant improvements construction a new abstract space design based on an Egyptian stone quarry
• Installation of leading edge communication systems extensive terrazzo flooring
• Custom perforated metal ceilings
• Custom wood wall panels
• Stone walls at restrooms
• Raised stadium seating
• Extensive glass and kitchen facilities
• Exterior plaza renovation for dining and functions