Arshia Architects, ltd was selected as a winner by the Los Angeles Business Council at their 45th Annual design award for setting new standards for design excellence, innovation and sustainability, and demonstrate the potential of combining beautiful architecture with environmental and health best practices.
"The winners of this year's Architectural Awards demonstrate how exceptional architectural design can inspire our community and invigorate our city while also addressing critical policy needs," said Mary Leslie, President of the Los Angeles Business Council. "We are proud to honor this diverse group of excellent projects today and celebrate the future of sustainable development and economic growth in Los Angeles."
The concept put forth the distinct notion of an open dental office that is separated by low partitions, built-in furniture and intensities of light. Where physical separation was necessary, ultra-clear glass was used to create conclusive transparency. The office became a field, rather than a room with a direct visual connection to the large window, overlooking the cityscape as soon as entry is afforded. In turn, the peripheral enamel of the space at large, served as a buffer that also accommodated the administrative and related functions. Lighting, too, played a crucial part in achieving a grandiose rhythm for the space. The luminaires were carefully selected from a manufacturer allowing for a seamless integration with the design ceiling landscape.
With an obvious need to conceal the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and audio visual controls, the design aimed to visually open and expand the floor area and reducing the excessive visual cues to achieve the main objective of the space: the treatment and comfort of patients.
About Arshia Architects
Founded in 2006, Arshia Architects is an architecture and design practice that emerged from the tectonic breach of the aesthetic experience and the act of building - purposely fusing this gap with novel substance.
Arshia Architects' Los Angeles-based practice is dedicated to the exploration of space and the built environment. They are committed to new ways of thinking in space that provide unique solutions to the complex challenges and parameters that affect architecture. They aim to collaborate with disparate disciplines, entering a dialogue with the environment, believing that such partnerships create emergent qualities in architecture.
The practice has been recognized with citations and awards from the American Institute of Architects, the Los Angeles Architecture Award and the Japan Architect Award. This body of work has been published internationally and was selected by ACADIA and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) as one of the participants in the first retrospective exhibition on Contemporary Architecture in Southern California – focused on the top 35 radical practices to emerge within the past twenty-five years.