The Davis Kiel Center is a two-story, award-winning 2,000 square-foot tenant improvement for a local art gallery space. The client’s primary goal was to create a space that would highlight the art held within it, rather than emphasize the architecture around it.
The interior work involved improvements to a two-story narrow bay in a multi-tenant building. One of the immediately apparent challenges was how to connect the two floors so that they appeared as a cohesive whole.
The rear portion of the second floor was removed in order to make room for a new internal stair. The stair was designed so that it would be sufficiently apparent from each space and visually connect the floors, while remaining tactfully concealed so that the experience of the art would not be disturbed.
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