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Capitalizing on California Cool

The ethos and collaborative business approach of ABP Capital is guided by three principles: honesty, transparency, and openness.

These core values were the driving influences behind Blitzʼs interior design of the financial companyʼs headquarters in Encinitas, CA. The office design leverages the buildingʼs proximity to the beach and presents clients and staff with an open, relaxed space. The use of clear, honest, and modern materials in an accessible layout invokes the companyʼs principles.


ABP Capital

LOCATION

encinitas, california
SIZE
15,000 SF
SCOPE
architecture
interior design
furniture design
lighting design
environmental graphics

 

CORE+SHELL ARCHITECT
brett farrow architect, inc.

An open gallery space hallmarked by a 12-foot-diameter geometric LED light fixture—custom designed by Blitz—draws visual interest upward and welcomes individuals entering the building. A 14ʼx9ʼ block of 16 monitors broadcasting a continuous loop of ABP Capitalʼs client videos or a live stream of the beach entertains waiting guests.

Central to the floorplan is an atrium with a Japanese-inspired bamboo garden, visible from most vantage points throughout. The building, by Brett Farrow Architect, Inc. capitalizes upon the Southern California climate and abundant light with several open terraces and the central atrium.

Blitzʼs solution to designing within a largely glass envelope was to maintain transparency without the obstruction of solid materials. Interior walls are turned perpendicular to the long, glazed exteriors of the building, and all parallel interior surfaces are glass. The programʼs linear arrangement promotes consistency across the two-story building as visitors navigate both floors through a circular path that wraps around the central garden.

Lounge spaces with soft residential furnishings are balanced with industrial materials to evoke a modern, comfortable, and inviting atmosphere. Western red cedar wood slats line the ceilings. Recycled teak wood floors inject warmth into the glass and concrete structure while contributing to sustainability.

The second floor hosts the CEOʼs office, main conference room, open office space, and large employee pantry. The CEOʼs office is appointed with a collection of modern furniture and distinguished by a custom desk of quartzite, metal, and wood. Expansive glass walls encircle the main conference room and provide views of the LED light fixture at eye level. A custom walnut wood table anchors the space and a glass bay window—which faces the main street—extends the room over the sidewalk below.

A walkway connecting public and private areas bifurcates the garden. Sliding glass doors open into the back portion of the garden, and a pantry composed of rift-cut oak harmonizes the interior with the natural landscape. Furnished with soft, tactile residential elements, the indoor/outdoor lounge serves as a welcoming break area and gateway into the employee workspace.

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LOCATION

encinitas, california

SIZE

15,000 SF

SCOPE

architecture
interior design
furniture design
lighting design
environmental graphics

CORE+SHELL ARCHITECT

brett farrow architect, inc.

Capitalizing on California Cool​ ​

The ethos and collaborative business approach of ABP Capital is guided by three principles: honesty, transparency, and openness.

These core values were the driving influences behind Blitzʼs interior design of the financial companyʼs headquarters in Encinitas, CA. The office design leverages the buildingʼs proximity to the beach and presents clients and staff with an open, relaxed space. The use of clear, honest, and modern materials in an accessible layout invokes the companyʼs principles.

An open gallery space hallmarked by a 12-foot-diameter geometric LED light fixture—custom designed by Blitz—draws visual interest upward and welcomes individuals entering the building. A 14ʼx9ʼ block of 16 monitors broadcasting a continuous loop of ABP Capitalʼs client videos or a live stream of the beach entertains waiting guests.

Central to the floorplan is an atrium with a Japanese-inspired bamboo garden, visible from most vantage points throughout. The building, by Brett Farrow Architect, Inc. capitalizes upon the Southern California climate and abundant light with several open terraces and the central atrium. ​

Blitzʼs solution to designing within a largely glass envelope was to maintain transparency without the obstruction of solid materials. Interior walls are turned perpendicular to the long, glazed exteriors of the building, and all parallel interior surfaces are glass. The programʼs linear arrangement promotes consistency across the two-story building as visitors navigate both floors through a circular path that wraps around the central garden.

Lounge spaces with soft residential furnishings are balanced with industrial materials to evoke a modern, comfortable, and inviting atmosphere. Western red cedar wood slats line the ceilings. Recycled teak wood floors inject warmth into the glass and concrete structure while contributing to sustainability.

The second floor hosts the CEOʼs office, main conference room, open office space, and large employee pantry. The CEOʼs office is appointed with a collection of modern furniture and distinguished by a custom desk of quartzite, metal, and wood. Expansive glass walls encircle the main conference room and provide views of the LED light fixture at eye level. A custom walnut wood table anchors the space and a glass bay window—which faces the main street—extends the room over the sidewalk below.

A walkway connecting public and private areas bifurcates the garden. Sliding glass doors open into the back portion of the garden, and a pantry composed of rift-cut oak harmonizes the interior with the natural landscape. Furnished with soft, tactile residential elements, the indoor/outdoor lounge serves as a welcoming break area and gateway into the employee workspace.

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SF

415.525.9179

435 JACKSON STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111

LA

310.343.5856

2633 FAIRFAX AVENUE

CULVER CITY, CA 90232

DENVER

720.370.1618

1800 WAZEE STREET, SUITE 363

DENVER, CO 80202

© 2020 BLITZ