Foote, Cone & Belding Offices

  • Client Cone & Belding, Foote,
  • size 100,000 sqft
  • Year 2001
  • Location California, United States, Irvine,
  • Industry Advertising / Marketing,
  • Designed by Clive Wilkinson Architects, the offices of Foote, Cone & Belding (now simply FCB) are an example of some unique designs from 2001. While the description below mentions some furniture as being sheeplike, I like to think of it as more coconut-donutesque (trademark pending).

    A 100,000 SF warehouse and laboratory building in Irvine was converted into the new creative offices for global agency FCB Worldwide. Clive Wilkinson Architects surgically reconfigured the two-story laboratory/ warehouse relationship and created a range of different collaboration spaces.

    Inspired by the Southern Californian context, these spaces formed a sequence of diverse architectural episodes, reflecting the fragmented world of advertising. The public environment included a conference room enclosed by 150 custom surfboards suspended on steel cables, and a suite of custom designed ‘sheep’ furniture that graze through the office landscape as a reminder of the area’s recent agricultural history.

    DesignClive Wilkinson Architects
    Photography: Benny Chan