Denver, CO Architects

Room & Board Santa Ana

  • Santa Ana, CA

South Coast Plaza in Santa Ana, California is the site of the latest Room & Board and Retrospect Home Furnishings store.

The existing 48,000 SF, multistory building was gutted on the interior and re-clad on the exterior with galvanized metal shingle panels.  The 2 new building entries function as transparent showcases, juxtaposed against the solidity of the newly clad building mass.  At both entries the structure has been deconstructed, turning an existing interior space into an exterior courtyard, taking full advantage of the California climate. 

The interior layout is organized around a central sky lighted stair, bringing daylight into all interior spaces.  Perimeter furniture vignettes open into entry courtyards creating a loft like residential feel that reinforces the classic lines of the company’s modernist furniture.