Squashbusters Center Expansion by Merge Architects

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wg/wgxw9e1w1a2k32fy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It&rsquo;s not often that a client asks for private offices overlooking an American Ninja Warrior training space. But with this as our point of departure, we approached this addition to the existing four story Squashbusters building with the aim of erasing the boundary between the interior program&mdash;offices, multipurpose space and lobby&mdash;and the exterior functional training space.&nbsp;<br><br>During a series of space-planning workshops, the client articulated their desire to have a greater public presence at the southern edge of the site. We proposed a wedge-shaped addition that relocates the lobby from the center of the building to the public face: increasing visibility from the street, shaping a more spacious entry, reducing noise transfer into the existing atrium, and creating a control point for the functional training space at the site&rsquo;s eastern edge. The design leverages the largest clear space to house a multi-purpose room that can be subdivided by an <!--more--> partition to host multiple events co...</p>          

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