Taylor - Irvine Headquarters
Taylor Architects improved 16,000 square feet of shell office for their southern California headquarters. tk1sc provided a full range of consulting services including Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Lighting Design, Low Voltage Design, (including structured cabling) and Commissioning. The space took advantage of some great opportunities for natural light, with day lighting control systems adjusting lighting levels. The lighting design strove for minimalism, using long, clean linears throughout the facility, and classic shapes for decorative fixtures, supporting the aesthetic of Taylor Architects, and enhancing the raw nature of the space.
Low voltage design included structured cabling, access control/security, and AV infrastructure planning. Taylor's AV integrator provided connectivity requirements which were incorporated into tk1sc's conduit design. tk1sc also produced low voltage cabling construction drawings and specifications, performed bid analysis, and performed construction administration.
To preserve the client's open architectural aesthetics, all electrical, low voltage, and audio visual conduits were routed in concealed areas or through the parking structure below. This necessitated a high level of team coordination during design and construction. Although Revit modeling helped to produce the design and assisted in conflict resolution, the final result was ultimately achieved through constant communication and field verification.
Mechanical systems included combinations of VRV split air conditioning systems as well as packaged air conditioning systems with a 100% OA economizer. The design of the project included open office areas with open ceilings. Mechanical systems were therefore carefully and strategically arranged to accent the aesthetics of the space as well as providing optimal acoustical performance. From the design phase through the post-occupancy phase, tk1sc's commissioning staff ensured the project goals were being met. Testing was integrated with the contractors' construction schedule and resulted in optimized systems prior to occupancy.