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Kapor Center of Social Impact

CompanyFougeron Architecture
Lead DesignersAnne Fougeron
Design TeamTodd Aranaz, Megan Hannon
Project Location2148 Broadway Street, Oakland, CA 94612
ClientKapor Enterprises Incorporated, Dudley Franklin Investors LLC
CreditsPhoto by Bruce Damonte, Connie Zhou
Prize(s)Bronze in Architecture Categories / Renovation
Entry Description

The Kapor Center for Social Impact commissioned a new headquarters that was to be an architectural manifestation of their core values: connectivity and democracy. The renovation transforms a 1920s building into a LEED Gold building that is modern and harmonious, blending high-tech and humanism. Open spaces encourage collaboration as well as flexibility. It is organized around a central circular volume that carries an open stair through the building’s original three floors to a fourth-floor addition. The circular volume acts as an integrating element, linking the various floors and functions.