The Exchange

The Exchange

Architect
Studio One Eleven
Location
17434 Bellflower Boulevard, Bellflower, CA, USA | View Map
Project Year
2021
Category
Offices
Tom Bonner
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Flooring: Carpet, American Techtonic 120 Flume, American 120 MemphisMilliken
Walk the Line
Nordic Stories
Facade claddingBok Modern
A18
Metal Rainscreen
Flooring: Porcelain Tile, Negro 24 x48”, Roca Polished ConcreteRoca
Cliff
Recycled DeckingTrex Company
Transcend Spiced Run
Interior lightingZumtobel Lighting Gmbh
Interior lightingmolo

Product Spec Sheet
Flooring: Carpet, American Techtonic 120 Flume, American 120 Memphis
Nordic Stories, Walk the Line by Milliken
Facade cladding
Metal Rainscreen, A18 by Bok Modern
Flooring: Porcelain Tile, Negro 24 x48”, Roca Polished Concrete
Cliff by Roca
Recycled Decking
Transcend Spiced Run by Trex Company
Interior lighting
Interior lighting
by molo

The Exchange

Studio One Eleven as Architects

What was the brief?
Studio One Eleven transformed an abandoned department store into a new development – The Exchange– furthering the revitalization of downtown Bellflower, the city’s main commercial throughfare. The Exchange adapts the 1952 JC Penny store at 17434 Bellflower Boulevard into creative office, co-working and food-maker space. The 41,000-square-foot Exchange houses the new headquarters for construction and development company Howard CDM on the third floor, a co-working facility on the existing mezzanine and a future brewery/restaurant at the ground level.A new mezzanine was constructed at the front of the building to provide private dining with an outdoor patio visible from the street. The public/private venture also includes street improvements, including traffic calming, to bring economic vitality to the neighborhood. 

photo_credit Tom Bonner
Tom Bonner

What were the key challenges?
With The Exchange, Studio One Eleven and Howard CDM further partnered with the city of Bellflower to bring vitality to this city south of Los Angeles. There is tremendous potential in recycling classic buildings such as this. It was scheduled for imminent demolition before the team rescued it with a viable adaptive-reuse plan. This re-imagination as a retail and office destination is a crucial step in uplifting the surrounding community.

photo_credit Tom Bonner
Tom Bonner

What materials did you choose and why? 
Part of the process of bringing the building back to life was exposing its original concrete structure, red brick and wood ceilings, and incorporating a complimentary material palette that created a healthy and uplifting work environment. 

photo_credit Tom Bonner
Tom Bonner
photo_credit Tom Bonner
Tom Bonner
photo_credit Tom Bonner
Tom Bonner
photo_credit Tom Bonner
Tom Bonner

Material Used:
1. Facade cladding:  
Front: Metal Rainscreen, A18, Bok Modern 
Rear: CMU
Sides: Brick Infill Concrete Frame 

2. Flooring:
Level1: Porcelain Tile, Cliff, Negro 24 x48”, Roca Polished Concrete
Level 2: Wood Floor, European White Oak, Pravada Polished Concrete 
Level 3: Wood Floor, European White Oak, Pravada
Carpet, Nordic Stories, American Techtonic 120 Flume, Milken
Carpet, Walk the Line, American 120 Memphis, Milken 
Porcelain Tile, Cliff, Negro 24 x 48”, Roca
Recycled Decking, Transcend Spiced Run, Trex

3. Doors: Steel Windows and Doors, MDSS Inc., dba Midway Glass 
4. Windows: Steel Windows and Doors, MDSS Inc., dba Midway Glass
5. Roofing: Foam Roofing, SWD Urethane Spray Applied Polyurethane Foam Roofing System, Air-Thane Foam Rooming
6. Interior lighting: USAI, Lumenwerx, Zumptobel, Luminii, BK Lighting, Tokistar, Molo Design, BuzziSpace, LightArt
7. Interior furniture: FF&E

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