Wilcox New Venture Incubator at UCSB
Wilcox New Venture Incubator at UCSB

Transformation of unfinished storage area into a 1621 s.f. idea incubator for startups provided the opportunity to think about a space combining the informal hospitality of a coffeehouse and the technical aspects of a laboratory for ideas. Exposed structural elements, concrete, ducts and pipes are integrated with new windows, translucent polycarbonate and wood frame walls with striking blue and yellow graphics. This space is intended to accelerate the development of entrepreneurial creativity as it transitions to a real world launch. In an ideal location on the first floor of The Mosher Alumni House, the incubator is part of TMP’s partnership in the SEED-SB programs. https://seed-sb.ucsb.edu/#resources

UCSB incubator model
UCSB incubator model
La Cumbre Country Club Pool Facility Renovation
La Cumbre Country Club Pool Facility Renovation

The goal of creating a new social hub at La Cumbre Country Club was fulfilled recently in close collaboration with the La Cumbre Country Club Building Committee and Armstrong Construction. Our design for expanding the usable pool deck, creating a bar/eating area link between the 18th hole and the pool, creating a venue for weddings and summer pool parties has already made the pool complex a place where outdoor living, sports, entertainment and relaxation can occur simultaneously for families. The new Pool House is designed to be subordinate to the historic Main clubhouse but with a modern understanding of light and comfort.

New Home in Ventura
New Home in Ventura
The massive Thomas Fire is the fourth major fire that we have lived through in our practice.  After each one, we have been able to help those who lost their houses to build new, more fire-resistant, energy- and water-efficient homes.  We have spoken with a half-dozen potential clients from this fire, and we are now working with three families on rebuilding.  Pictured above is the early design for one of these houses in the Ventura foothills.