At a meeting of the Santa Rosa City Council this week our new design for Museum on the Square was approved. This nearly 100,000 square renovation of a former telephone switching building will be our new home, where we will be joined by the California Wine Museum and Luther Burbank Savings. Construction is expected to begin in early 2014 and wrap up before the end of the year. TLCD Architecture will move to Museum on the Square just as we prepare to celebrate our 50th anniversary in 2015!
The building’s north façade, facing Courthouse Square, features a veil of perforated aluminum panels over the existing concrete structure. The design takes a bold approach to transforming the existing industrial loft structure without concealing it. A portion of the perforated façade will be in the form of sculptural panels that will help shade windows from late afternoon sun.
Our new offices on the 3rd floor will take full advantage of one of the few urban loft spaces in the North Bay and will be a unique space designed to serve as a lab for testing new ideas, mocking up building assemblies, and staging furniture.