KMA Architecture & Engineering, designer of such projects as One America Plaza and ParkLoft, has relocated to Barracks 17 (2710 Historic Decatur Road ) in NTC at Liberty Station in the Point Loma area.
Don Blair, president and CEO, said the architectural and engineering firm, which recently moved from a Morena Boulevard location, required a place to expand and a more open floor plan.
“We have represented our core values in every possible aspect of this new space,” said Blair in a statement. “The design aligns with KMA’s passion for design and goal of providing value for our clients. We are focused on creating an environment in which ideas can be shared and solutions determined in an open forum.”
The intent of the open floor plan is to foster a greater collaborative environment and open up more communication among the team, as well as visiting clients and project partners.
The building has large operable windows all along the major exterior walls that provide natural light and ventilation. Each team member has similar styled work spaces, with no physical barriers or division. There will be areas for formal and informal meetings and the entire space will be accented with lighting fixtures and other décor inspired by Liberty Station’s history.
“The design blends the historic, cultural and modern elements of Liberty Station to create a space that is extremely functional as well as inspiring,” said partner Tim Rubesh. “Our staff collaborated on the design and worked with a great team of consultants who helped make it all come together.”
The 4,000-square-foot space is on the second floor of Barracks 17, one of several buildings in the Promenade District within NTC at Liberty Station.