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Alcatraz Photography Studio

CompanyMarcy Wong Donn Logan Architects
Lead DesignersMarcy Wong
Design TeamMarcy Wong, Donn Logan, Kent Royle, Justin Tang
Project LocationBerkeley, CA
ClientRichard Misrach
CreditsPhoto by: Billy Hustace
Prize(s)Bronze in Interior Design / Exhibits, Pavilions and exhibitions
Entry Description

This studio provides a renowned landscape photographer the space within which to create, mock-up and refine, full-scale exhibit layouts with museum quality lighting. The lofty exhibit gallery is overlooked by a mezzanine for ancillary work spaces, from which the seismically upgraded historic masonry shell and new trusses of the gable roof are fully visible. The building’s strong symmetry is reinforced by a central stair and continuous skylights along the roof ridge, which bring soft, diffused natural light into the space.