A functional aesthetic
Chino Air Operation Center
A fleet of seven helicopters is housed in this facility at the Chino airport. The roughly 42,000 sf. structure includes hangar and maintenance bays wrapped by a two story administrative wing and shop/storage areas.The large span structure features a butterfly shaped roof that drains to a central water collection channel distributing the runoff into a large bio-swale on site.
The design is meant to evoke imagery of classic aircraft with sweeping sunshades and steel cladding.
A mixed-use development in the West Center Street Promenade of Anaheim for LAB Holdings is called the B.A.R.N. - short for Business Arts Residential Network. The project features a large Barn type structure of “open plan” specialty retail / restaurants with a smattering of offices on an upper loft. This structure is separated from the five-level apartment tower by a generous garden court which sits on a podium above a parking structure. The remaining piece fronting the street includes two levels of apartments over a street level retail building.
The site for this mixed-use development is part of a transforming City Center in this up and coming desert community. The restaurant / retail component along the major thoroughfare provides a strong connection to the downtown, while the hospitality element features small hotel unit clusters set in a natural desert landscape.
One of the highest sales volume dealerships in the country, this pseudo-Spanish style building was badly in need of an upgrade. Similar to the Hyundai project, Elements designed a comprehensive renovation that preserved the existing structure thereby drastically reducing the potential construction cost.