Music Sales Santa Monica

Our elevation captures the special light of the pacific coast and the new stair responds to the geometry of the Steinway piano in the lobby

In Numbers

  • 42 art works from Music Sales Collection curated by Barr Gazetas
  • 1,500 metres to Santa Monica pier and the pacific
  • 1 grand piano by Steinway
  • 30 Dilbert style American cubicles in client brief
  • 2 cubicles built
  • 4m high toilets on second floor

About Music Sales, Santa Monica

This project is the total reinvention of 5,000ft2 of empty office space a few blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Music Sales is an international family of music publishing companies who have been a client of Barr Gazetas for 10 years. We have built projects for them in London, New York and Los Angeles.

The original building only had an external link between the ground and first floors. We demolished these and cut a double height space to form a link in the centre of the building. Rofflights were added to give maximum light penetration for the client’s extensive art collection. The curved stair links the spaces and references the curves of the grand piano, which is an integral part of Music Sales identity.

Upstairs, the board room, glazed officers and open plan create a variety of spaces above which ducts are threaded through lattice beams.