WJArchitects designed a new 45,000 sf office building for Tech Data in Largo, Florida. The Office building completes an existing campus rotated to provide courtyards for employees. The design incorporates principals of active office design. A large stair promotes exercise. The exterior spaces provide access to natural light and a destination for employees. The solution is a simple and efficient but pays close attention to the employees environment and well being.
WJArchitects created a temporary underwater lighting and video installation along St. Petersburg’s waterfront. The installation takes a forgotten underutilized urban space and injects program, experience, and activity through the use of light and interaction. The underwater lights attract and expose sea life to spectators. The video mapping transforms a blank wall into a kinetic canvas. How many urban spaces have hidden potential to be exposed and added to the consciousness of our cities? Special thanks to WJ lighting design Jamie Jensen and Brad Ball of Deep Glow http://www.deepglow.com/ for the lights and your help with the install.
The program consists of a new observation tower as well as the long term master planning of the Cooper’s Point peninsula as a publicly accessible nature preserve. The tower seeks to become one with the landscape while providing views ofTampaBay, Cooper’s Bayou, as well as the preserve area. Through the use of a porous skin cladding, the tower has the ability to provide shade and shadow from the intensity of theFloridasun while creating spaces for birding, relaxation, and education.
This project consists of a renovation and expansion of an existing church to accommodate modern style services. This requires a larger stage, sanctuary, audio, and visual systems. To do this we maintained the existing forms simply pulling one wall away from the building to allow natural light behind the alter and to be a glowing beacon of activity within the community. We then extended the roof life in the opposite direction to accommodate a protected entry and drop off. The final product is one cohesive form.
Wannemacher Jensen Architects is Associate Architect with the Michael Maltzan Architecture Team for the new St. Petersburg Pier titled The Lens.
WJA provided the Main Stage Lighting Design for the Coachella Music Festival
We coordinated, designed and directed the Main Stage Lighting for 50 different Performers including Radio Head and Dr. Dre. We were honored to work with Goldenvoice and AEG Live on this production. Their satisfaction is our highest award. They stated that this festival ran smoother than any previous year. This is particularly impressive since our team had an extremely short time to design and coordinate the show, approximately two and a half weeks.
Lighting Designer and Director – Jamie Jensen
WJA provided the Main Stage Lighting Design for Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Lighting Designer and Project Manager – Jamie Jensen
This project was a temporary light installation at the Gala Corina Art and Design Exhibition. WJArchitects utilizes installations as a means to investigate and experiment with individual conditions without the pressure of program. A simple spatial hypothesis is determined first for the piece and then the experimentation begins without a final pre-conceived outcome defined. We have to resit the urge to design and define walls first to avoid tainting the exploration process. We do not create a space and then illuminate that space. If you have one point of light and introduce one solid plane there is a space defined by shadow. We then trace the shadow edges to define where the next plane will be constructed. The form essentially grows into a system of interconnected planes and light sources. If one moves then the entire system is effected. With each installation our ability to predict outcomes has increased and our our ability to define space with light has increased.