Van Atta Design Studio
Our goal was to take this intensely urban setting and convert it into a place that encourages creativity and displays our commitment to aesthetics and the environment. We began by thinking of the building and site as a watershed. A rooftop garden features a river of recycled glass leading to a downspout that feeds a small pond.
A small courtyard garden incorporates the pond, a lunchtime seating area, edible plantings, and even a handicapped parking space planted in chamomile. The overall regenerative approach not only benefits the environment beyond our building, but also makes for a better, more beautiful place to spend the life we live at work.