OneStudio D+A is proud to announce we’ve won the 2022 BANNer Award for Interior Design of the Rancharrah Clubhouse Restaurant, Bar and Pool!
The OneStudio D+A team at the 2022 BANNer Award ceremony.
About The Project:
The remodel of the Rancharrah Clubhouse restaurant, bar and pool started with the goal to create a luxurious and unified design aesthetic and palette as an anchor for ongoing renovation projects. The 38,000 square
foot club showcases several generations of updates, and as amenities continue to improve in what used to be a private mansion, the restaurant, bar and pool were important to improve as key starring features.
The Rancharrah Clubhouse and Pool.
The pool was the first new member amenity in 2 years. A brand new poolhouse acts as the anchor with a grab-and-go restaurant, pool restrooms, showers, and a covered dining area. The pool is surrounded by
unique furnishings and umbrellas allowing guests to enjoy the pool in many ways – lounging in sun loungers, relaxing by the large fireplace, playing games at the family tables or dining under the covered patio. Landscaping celebrates native plants, and accents and protects the space by adding shade.
An overhead of the Rancharrah pool featuring a redesigned clubhouse area and new furniture.
Inside, OneStudio first update the palette of paint and materials to unify and better highlight the many architectural features of the unique property. New menswear-inspired textile patterns paired alongside updated art and lush drapery fabrics contribute to a modern-yet-classic, soothingly gender neutral, and overall luxurious feel. Furniture elements were elevated throughout, including adding seating that is both more visually interesting and comfortable.
Inside the refreshed Rancharrah Clubhouse restaurant, with new tables, chairs, booths, and increased seating capacity – designed by OneStudio D+A.
By thoughtfully leveraging the available space, in the process we were able to add 7 more seats to the restaurant, improving not just seating capability but also revenue potential. In the bar, we were able to also increase capacity by designing removable upholstered panels around the antique fireplace as comfortable lounge seating. Finally we were able to create two new cocktail service areas by updating furniture in a wine tasting room and with new overflow bar seating.
Like many industries, architecture and design have seen huge shifts in reaction to COVID-19. As how we work changes, so must the spaces we work in. As we’ve returned to our offices, yesterday’s buildings simply don’t fit today’s demands. Here are some trends we’re seeing at OneStudio D+A in Reno and beyond.
It’s undeniable that supply chain challenges and rising costs impact material selections. While budget is still almost always the primary concern, lead times are increasingly driving design choices. Many products are taking longer than ever to ship, are discontinued, unavailable, or come with expensive rush fees. As a direct result, we’re seeing an increased focus on renovation over new buildings and localized sourcing to minimize headaches during construction, including at a product development level from major manufacturers and product vendors. We’ve also seen an increased focus on green and net carbon zero products, including upholstery, carpet, and even exterior decks made from recycled and reclaimed materials, giving architects, designers, and clients more options to “go green” and “stay local” while staying in budget by avoiding expensive shipping delays.
EXAMPLE: At the new Public Safety Center, we worked with Shaw Contract to select flooring that is 100% recyclable, PVC free and Cradle to Cradle certified. This selection also means that Shaw will be able to reclaim the product at the end of its lifecycle to make into new carpet, all at no added cost to the client.
With a growing percentage of employees working from home, companies are finding dusty desk and storage space can be put to better use. As opposed to designated space for traditional cubicles and closed-door executive suites, we’re seeing an increased demand for flexibility post-pandemic. Square footage traditionally planned as permanent desk space is now commonly reallocated and designed as flexible multipurpose space, including meeting and event space, hotel style work stations, collaboration zones, and amenities like employee lounge areas.
EXAMPLE: At the new Incline Village Ridgeline office, our team designed open collaboration zones, an employee kitchen and lounge space, as well as a flexible meeting space, complete with modular folding tables and chairs, as well as folding doors for optional privacy.
Increasing focus on mental and physical health has driven demand for inclusive options that allow employees to customize their environment – from adjustable skylights, to modular conference room furniture and adjustable standing desks. While companies are more often seeking open concept design, there’s still a demand for flexible privacy, including for meetings, phone calls, and work, calling for features like adjustable acoustic partitions.
EXAMPLE: At the newly renovated Liberty Utilities office, while there are still traditional closed door suites for management and meetings, there are also easy to customize spaces and features.
Our collective increased cultural focus on physical and mental health is also raising the demand for “bringing the outside in” – also known as biophilic design. More than simply adding a green wall feature, biophilic design leads our choices and thinking in how we incorporate lighting, air flow, visual connections to nature like patterns and materials, and even how we move in a space. Encouraging connectivity between nature and our work spaces supports productivity and wellness, and has even been shown to decrease undesirable expenses like ongoing utility costs and employee sick days.
The colors of a space effect how we feel, operate and produce. As we design office spaces, we’re seeing an increased demand for neutral color palettes with pops of accent color – not dissimilar from current home design trends. Instead of traditionally drab corporate grays and blues, we’re seeing color psychology show up more and more frequently from reception areas and conference room design, to interior design details like upholstery.
EXAMPLE: At the Renown Senior Care facility in Reno pictured below, you can see a warm, neutral color palette paired with bright accents. This growing trend is based on research on how color in our spaces affect mood, performance, and even employee health.
GRAPHICS & BRANDING
As traditional office footprints shrink, and employee satisfaction and retention become paramount with labor shortages, companies are increasingly excited about bringing unique branding opportunities in their offices to increase daily work satisfaction and reflect company culture. As product innovation has evolved, new options allow creativity for custom graphics and branded elements, like glass partition walls, custom printed acoustic panels, and laser cut metal features, all adding to truly unique office environments that reflect a company’s brand to employees and visitors alike.
EXAMPLE: The colors of the University of Nevada Reno, locally known as UNR, are blue and silver. In the example below from a teaching clinic in Reno, you can see how our team kept with the existing brand while elevating the space with large custom graphics and custom-upholstered furniture.
HOW WE’RE CHANGING WITH THE TIMES AT ONESTUDIO
With so much change in such a short time, at OneStudio D+A, we’ve diversified our leadership and brought on new partners to inform our process, decisions and growth. By bringing on new team members with diverse skillsets, like combined Project Management and Architect experience, or Interior Design and Architecture, we can better integrate design and building.
Also, we recently rebranded to reflect our changing approach. After more than 20 years as “MBA”, we’re now “OneStudio D+A”. “D+A” is a reference to our process getting to the “DNA” of each company we work with, which allows us to highlight the culture, values, needs, and goals of a team on each individual project. (Click here to read more about our recent name and branding change.)
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This new neighborhood stop on the corner of Veteran’s Parkway and Steamboat Parkway will include a gas station, cafe-style juice bar and convenience market. Our team envisioned a light and bright design, incorporating natural green accents, and a ranch building style alluding to the history of the area.
A rendering of an events space designed by OneStudio D+A.
At OneStudio D+A, we’re continually investing in our process, technology, and team members in order to better serve our clients. In 2022, this drove a focus on graphics, renderings, and 3D visualizations in order to create and convey a shared vision. These models help to clarify communication and understanding for owners, contractors, and consultants.
A rendering of Reno’s new Glow Plaza vs. in progress construction.
While our decades of architectural experience has always led the way in the production of construction documents, 3D programs provide additional tools to help our team visualize form and space. Programs like Revit and Enscape have rapidly developed to expedite the rending process and mimic real world conditions, allowing for more clarity and creativity in our increasingly digital culture.
A rendering of a corporate campus office lobby illustrates the use of accent colors and materials designed around the client’s brand and company culture.
Part of our unique approach to architecture and design includes discovering the DNA of a company’s brand and culture. This process allows us to create and infuse built environments with elements that are unique to each business and project. Artistic renderings not only help better communicate these ideas to clients, but also helps illustrate branding opportunities like signage placement, wall graphics, and color palettes.
A rendering of a marketplace designed by OneStudio D+A promotes the space to potential tenants.
The 3D models and renderings we create are also used by owners and developers to promote projects to investors and tenants, and create public buzz. For example, renderings of the new gym spaces at Sage Ridge School, were used for fundraising and to attract new donors.
A rendering featuring a Donor Wall, in the new Sage Ridge School Gym facility assisted in fundraising efforts.
Check out more of the renderings the OneStudio D+A team worked on in 2022 by clicking through the images below:
Sage Ridge is Reno’s premier private school, educating students from grades 3 through 12. In order to further their mission to cultivate successful, community minded graduates, having a state of the art gymnasium and fitness center is a high priority.
The new 24,000 square-foot facility will provide a location that can accommodate the entire student body, whether it is to support the home team during a basketball game, or to demonstrate their creativity in a robotics competition.
The fitness center gives student athletes a place to train, complemented by new locker rooms and offices for coaching staff. The new concourse provides overflow space during events and lounge areas with amazing views on any given school day. Materials are a balance of durability and timeless style. Large wall graphics provide eye catching focal points. The result is a distinct hub for the campus that is functional and efficient.