66 Bovet, San Mateo: A 1960s office building gets a makeover-and increases tenants
When the owners of a 1960s-era office building in Silicon Valley saw potential tenants passing over their building in favor of newer ones, they contacted their realtor–who contacted KRJ Design Group.
KRJ redesigned all of the common areas, the outside facade (to improve curb appeal), and even the patio in back of the building. We updated the exterior with stone inset accents, new paint, and a new modern awning and sign. Inside, we transformed a typical utilitarian dim lobby into a light-filled space with a central water-sculpture feature, new flooring, and inviting seating and wall art. Visitors now linger in the lobby.
The result: The building filled up within two months—earning higher rents.
Solutions provided: FF&E, space planning, interior design, interior architecture
Mission College Student Engagement Center: Designing and outfitting various spaces for learning and collaboration
KRJ designed, planned spaces and utilities, and chose FF&E (furniture, fixtures, and equipment) for this new three-story 101,397-s.f. building that houses a variety of student services, a welcome center, faculty offices, and specialized classrooms.
For both student gathering and study spaces throughout the building, KRJ designed furniture configurations that invited student interaction and used a vibrant color palette that won’t soon be style-dated or faded.
KRJ also managed bids and moves from swing spaces and other buildings.
Solutions provided: FF&E, space planning, interior design, move management, interior architecture
Optimizing function and public intake for San Mateo County public agencies
KRJ provides a wide range of services for the County of San Mateo’s various agencies’ offices.
A common need is reorienting spaces to guide the incoming public to proper intake counters to reduce wandering and engagement with other staff members. Our work for the County HSA offices has been noted by the County Board of Supervisors.
Here's one example: The Human Services Agency director’s vision was to improve the 25,000-s.f. facility, making it more inviting, comfortable, and efficient in its processes for the public as well as provide a comfortable and secure environment for the public, children, and employees.
Solutions provided: space planning, inventory, standards, procurement and installation oversight, relocation management