This powerful entrance lobby design is the first completed phase of an entire building renovation for the monumental sixteen-story office tower building at 5151 East Broadway in Tucson. The renovated lobby complements the original 1970’s modern design in a simple and elegant manner through an economy of colors and materials, and an emphasis on scale and proportion aligned with the existing structural system.
Collaborations with industrial designer Kevin Mills provide for unique lighting design and enhanced craft of the custom black solid surface reception desk, planter bench, and directory kiosk incorporating a touch-sensitive screen. The deep blue Venetian plaster wall and ceiling panels bring a cool and current experience reminiscent of the blue-sky views from upper floors within the building. The ground floor public restrooms and elevator lobby are also completely transformed with similar clarity of material intersection and linearity.