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Santa Rosa, CA | Under Construction

Museum on the Square will transform an abandoned, nuclear blast-resistant telephone switching building in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa into a vibrant mixed-use project. Along with the planned redesign of the adjacent Courthouse Square, this project will play a key role in the revitalization of downtown Santa Rosa and will be an outstanding example of urban ‘green’ development.

TLCD Architecture will call the 2nd floor home. Our new office will be a unique space designed to serve as a lab for testing new ideas, mocking up building assemblies, and staging furniture. Luther Burbank Savings will occupy the 4th and 5th floors. The new California Wine Museum, which boasts the largest, most diverse single collection of vintage wine related and viticultural artifacts in the United States will also call the building home. Other anticipated tenants include a street-level restaurant with outdoor dining. Construction began in early 2014, and TLCD will move to Museum on the Square just as we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2015.

Most of the existing concrete wall panels on the north and south facades will be removed and replaced with large windows and a veil of perforated aluminum panels will overlay the existing concrete structure. A portion of this perforated façade will be in the form of sculptural panels that will help shade windows from late afternoon sun. A new, covered outdoor court facing Courthouse Square will provide room for outdoor dining. 

The juxtaposition of the existing industrial loft structure with its new, sophisticated façade will assure that Museum on the Square is a bold and unique addition to Santa Rosa’s downtown. TLCD Architecture's new office is located on the second floor and makes full use of the open, industrial loft space.