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SUNSET MAGAZINE TEST KITCHEN RENOVATION

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PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sunset Magazine, a Time-Warner Company
LOCATION: Company Headquarters, Menlo Park, California
SIZE: 2,000 Square Feet
COST: $1,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Sunset magazine wanted to remodel its famed test kitchens in preparation for its grand centennial celebration. Located in Sunset's iconic Cliff May-designed headquarters building in Menlo Park, the test kitchens were strategically placed directly adjacent to the editorial offices. Recipes are created and tested in the kitchens before publication in the magazine, so the new facilities needed to be robust. They also needed to serve as an appealing setting for television and still photography projects. Each of the four separate kitchens had specific requirements, and appliances were chosen to mimic those that readers may have in their own homes.

CAW met the tight time schedule required to open the kitchens ahead of the centennial celebration. The re-designed test kitchens have become a featured attraction on the popular visitor tours of Sunset's headquarters.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • The new kitchens retain their proximity and transparency to the editorial areas to provide easy access to deadline-driven editorial staff.
  • CAW created a contemporary design aesthetic that was still able to fit with the Cliff May-designed building.
  • Materials in common such as birch cabinets and stainless steel appliances unify the look of the four different test kitchens.
  • Fluorescent and halogen task lighting provide ample illumination for television, still photography, and cooking projects.
  • By working closely with Sunset staff, CAW was able to achieve all the program goals, including an accelerated building schedule to meet the client's anniversary grand opening.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

CONTRACTOR: Blach Construction, www.blach.com

SUNSET MAGAZINE TEST KITCHEN RENOVATION

INFO

PROJECT INFORMATION

CLIENT: Sunset Magazine, a Time-Warner Company
LOCATION: Company Headquarters, Menlo Park, California
SIZE: 2,000 Square Feet
COST: $1,000,000

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Sunset magazine wanted to remodel its famed test kitchens in preparation for its grand centennial celebration. Located in Sunset's iconic Cliff May-designed headquarters building in Menlo Park, the test kitchens were strategically placed directly adjacent to the editorial offices. Recipes are created and tested in the kitchens before publication in the magazine, so the new facilities needed to be robust. They also needed to serve as an appealing setting for television and still photography projects. Each of the four separate kitchens had specific requirements, and appliances were chosen to mimic those that readers may have in their own homes.

CAW met the tight time schedule required to open the kitchens ahead of the centennial celebration. The re-designed test kitchens have become a featured attraction on the popular visitor tours of Sunset's headquarters.

HOW CAW DID THIS

  • The new kitchens retain their proximity and transparency to the editorial areas to provide easy access to deadline-driven editorial staff.
  • CAW created a contemporary design aesthetic that was still able to fit with the Cliff May-designed building.
  • Materials in common such as birch cabinets and stainless steel appliances unify the look of the four different test kitchens.
  • Fluorescent and halogen task lighting provide ample illumination for television, still photography, and cooking projects.
  • By working closely with Sunset staff, CAW was able to achieve all the program goals, including an accelerated building schedule to meet the client's anniversary grand opening.

KEY PARTICIPANTS

CONTRACTOR: Blach Construction, www.blach.com

> SUNSET MAGAZINE TEST KITCHEN RENOVATION



  • PROJECT INFORMATION

    CLIENT: Sunset Magazine, a Time-Warner Company
    LOCATION: Company Headquarters, Menlo Park, California
    SIZE: 2,000 Square Feet
    COST: $1,000,000

    PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Sunset magazine wanted to remodel its famed test kitchens in preparation for its grand centennial celebration. Located in Sunset's iconic Cliff May-designed headquarters building in Menlo Park, the test kitchens were strategically placed directly adjacent to the editorial offices. Recipes are created and tested in the kitchens before publication in the magazine, so the new facilities needed to be robust. They also needed to serve as an appealing setting for television and still photography projects. Each of the four separate kitchens had specific requirements, and appliances were chosen to mimic those that readers may have in their own homes.

    CAW met the tight time schedule required to open the kitchens ahead of the centennial celebration. The re-designed test kitchens have become a featured attraction on the popular visitor tours of Sunset's headquarters.

    HOW CAW DID THIS

    • The new kitchens retain their proximity and transparency to the editorial areas to provide easy access to deadline-driven editorial staff.
    • CAW created a contemporary design aesthetic that was still able to fit with the Cliff May-designed building.
    • Materials in common such as birch cabinets and stainless steel appliances unify the look of the four different test kitchens.
    • Fluorescent and halogen task lighting provide ample illumination for television, still photography, and cooking projects.
    • By working closely with Sunset staff, CAW was able to achieve all the program goals, including an accelerated building schedule to meet the client's anniversary grand opening.

    KEY PARTICIPANTS

    CONTRACTOR: Blach Construction, www.blach.com