Studio Gang’s home is a former 1920s office building that was transformed into an architect's studio and workshop. The original space, which resembled an old private detective agency with patterned glass doors and transoms above, was divided into small, cellular offices. Removing the offices and ganging the glass doors and transoms into new configurations opened up the floor plan visually and spatially. The creation of a new outdoor courtyard brings natural light and air to all workspaces, and has become an important gathering space for everything from lunches to meetings to special events.
In addition to the original office doors, many other vintage materials were put to new use in order to reduce the amount of waste produced by the design. Marble wainscoting that once lined the building's central corridor was transformed into countertops, desks, and tables. Reclaimed wood was used for the reception desk and lunchroom. Salvaged modern furniture gains new life with new felt upholstery and paired with contemporary pieces. Efficient lighting and water conservation systems are also included in the building’s combined sustainable strategies, which together create an especially engaging, healthy workspace.