Beginning as the old Eagle Auto Manufacturing showroom in the 1920’s, portions of the building had been renovated and torn down many times, creating a historic patchwork of construction. After serving as an auto body shop for 35-40 years, the building was converted into a carpet store in the 1960’s, then converted into BCA Architects’ offices in 2011.
While the exterior façade is still defined by the arched shape of its past, new storefront windows encased in black aluminum provide a visual pop against a red Brazilian granite veneer. The stone is a work of art in itself, characterized by the black volcanic veins that snake through the red stone. Inside you can observe the exposed wooden trusses and iron rods that provide the skeleton of the building.
The volume of the main level is breathtaking, and from below you can peek into the upper mezzanine level where offices are created between the irregular patterns of the trusses above. Here, stud walls appear to be pierced by the wooden trusses that separate offices and glass is bolted to the edge of the second floor which overlooks the open studio below. The second floor also houses a gym, conference room, design lounge and bar.