Archive: Jun 2014

  1. Turner Construction featured on OfficeSnapshots

    Turner Construction featured on OfficeSnapshots

    Turner Construction, lobby by ID Studios

    Our project for Turner Construction Company with KMA Architecture has been featured on Office Snapshots. Congrats to all for a successful project!

    About the project:

    Henry Turner founded Turner Construction Company in 1902 based on the core values of teamwork, integrity and commitment. Today, the company’s reach is global, and each of its offices upholds its founder’s vision to provide valuable services to clients, build partnerships in the community, and deliver important resources such as schools, hospitals, workplaces, and social and cultural centers.

    In early 2014 Turner’s San Diego office moved from a traditional six-story high-rise space with conventional dropped ceilings to a 25,000 s.f. office space designed for them by KMA Architecture & Engineering collaborating with ID Studios and the end result is nothing short of awesome.

    According to Rick Bach, Senior VP, of Turner Construction “We had the opportunity to design and build out our new office in a way that would embrace our growing lean culture. In an effort to be efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, collaborative, we reduced our USF/person and went from 21 offices to just 2. Change isn’t always easy, but it is usually the first step towards improvement.”

    Extremely open, dispersed conference rooms and collaboration areas allow for departments to be visually separated while still creating a remarkable sense of teamwork. The design perfectly blends elements of a traditional brick-and-mortar company (fitting for a construction company) with cutting edge and imaginative office designs of the future.

    In this regard, Turner is ahead of the curve. In recent years, office spaces like these tended to be conceived only by tech companies, but I’m confident that future of office space across all industries will follow in Turner’s lead. It’s quite likely that we’ll even begin to see more of these kinds of spaces in traditional high-rise office buildings, as dated tenant improvements are systematically removed and the spaces are reimagined.

  2. Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc construction underway

    We visited Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, Inc. recently. It’s getting close to being complete and looking fantastic!

    Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, break room

    Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, break room

    Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, collaborative area Arrowhead General Insurance Agency, collaborative area


    Learn more about Arrowhead on their website

    About the project:

    The headquarters of this constantly evolving Insurance Administrator is designed to shift the company’s focus toward fostering collaboration, community and connectivity. Gutting three full floors and refreshing another, perimeter offices went by the wayside in order to capture sweeping downtown views and create social workspace. Flexibility is built in by design. The lobby, boardroom, and café space expand, utilizing folding glass walls allowing staff to connect in one space without dedicating additional real estate. Keenly faceted architectural planes create a visual origami of movement that reflects Arrowhead’s dynamic and nimble culture…a culture that is accustomed to turning on a dime in order to stay at the forefront of their industry.



  3. CoreLogic picture spotted “In The Wild”

    Emser Inspired Photo Contest 2014

    Emser Inspired Photo Contest 2014

    I spy CoreLogic (last year’s Emser Tile photo contest winner) representing the Office Space Category! #emserinspired

    In today’s world, design has to not only be impactful but requires creativity. For nearly 50 years, Emser Tile has been redefining the way America designs through inspiration and innovative products. From a remodel of a client bathroom to an entire luxury hotel, Emser Tile is all around us and directly impacting how we live our lives. We are celebrating these multi-functional spaces and unique installations! How has your design been impacted by Emser Tile?

    See more at:


    ID Studios redefined analytical mortgage data company CoreLogic’s work environment by creating a central circulation avenue for two uniquely different divisions, with the goal of redefining a people-based culture through shared connection hubs. The infusion of natural daylight, open structure and colorful graphics set positive inter-company connections to reset their work environment.


  4. ID Studios eBlast Summer 2014

    Volcano Corp Lobby featured in ID Studios eBlast Summer 2014Take a look at our Summer 2014 eBlast:

    In this issue:

    Featured Project: Volcano
    Featured Project: Turner Construction
    ID Studios at the Calibre Awards
    ID Studios Wins Steelcase “Rock Your Buoy” San Diego Design Challenge
    New Project: Morrison & Foerster


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  5. Construction continues on Entropic Communications

    Construction continues on Entropic Communications Construction continues on Entropic Communications

    Construction continues on transforming Entropic Communications  innovative new office space into a place that will buzz with creative energy!

    About Entropic:

    Entropic is a world leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home. The Company transforms how traditional broadcast and IP streaming video is seamlessly, reliably, and securely delivered, processed, and distributed into and throughout the home. Entropic’s next-generation silicon and software solutions enable global Pay-TV service providers to create more captivating whole-home entertainment experiences by delivering new ways to connect, engage and enjoy multimedia content.

    About the project:

    Our design goals for this space are as follows:

    • The space should be a reflection of the technology they provide
    • The space should be cutting edge, modern, clean and energized
    • The space should provide enhanced awareness of their products to clients who visit
    • The space should reflect a World leader in semiconductor solutions for the connected home
    • The space should increase connections between employees
  6. ID Studios to work with Morrison & Foerster LLP

    MoFoSanDiegoWe’re pleased to announce a new project with Morrison & Foerster LLP again!  The Chambers Global’s 2013 USA Law Firm of the Year selected ID Studios to redesign their Carmel Valley offices. The Design team includes Deborah Elliott, Amy Morway, Steven Davis, Jill Russell, and Andrew Fordham.

    Construction is well under way and we are excited to debut the fresh new look in August.