Abramson Teiger Architects’ Haute Feline Design
Abramson Teiger’s entry, its second in two years of participation with Architects for Animals, was the product of an inner-office competition that turned into a team building exercise and turned out a very cool-looking cat abode.
Twelve prominent Los Angeles-area architecture firms designed and constructed high-design structures for outdoor cats, which were displayed before a sold-out crowd at the Herman Miller showroom in Los Angeles.
This year’s teams included: Abramson Teiger Architects; CallisonRTKL; DSH // architecture; the team of Formation Association, Arktura, BuroHappold; HOK; Knowhow Shop; Lehrer Architects; Perkins and Will; RNL; Pfeiffer Partners Architects; Standard Architecture | Design; and the team of Warren Office + Schmidt Designs.
Each firm donated its structure to FixNation after the event to eventually be placed in an area of the city that is home to a feral cat colony. FixNation has established a model for trap-neuter-return and cat population management utilized across the country.
Kudos to Abramson Teiger Architects for helping to support such a wonderful cause and for the firm’s continued success.
We’re proud to have maintained a banking relationship with Abramson Teiger since its inception in 2000, when the now-25-person firm included just five members. The firm grew steadily over the years as residential clients wanted the same design panache for their places of business. They gradually diversified from residential into multiple disciplines.
Firm principal Doug Teiger tells us they’re excited about their newest project to debut, Platform, at the intersection of Washington and National in Culver City, which, incidentally, is also the firm’s hometown. Platform is a 200,000-square-foot retail center, and Abramson Teiger provided architecture for the development, as well as for each store in the center.
The firm is also taking on several other Culver City projects, including a mixed-use project that just began design phase.
Teiger describes the firm’s design style as modern and human-focused, with an eye toward creating delightful experiences that evoke a sense of balance, curiosity and joy.
The firm just received another honor when its recently-launched interior design department, led by Janice Francois and Kate Balfour, was invited to be one of 60 designers from across the country and around the world to present a window at La Cienega Design Quarter’s Legends event. Abramson Teiger was paired with Natural Curiosities, an art gallery, so its designers expanded a small portion of a painting displayed at the store into an eight by ten foot window backdrop and then themed the displayed furniture accordingly.
Abramson Teiger also participates with Spark, an organization that arranges apprenticeships for at-risk, low-income middle school students to match their professional interests. The firm has mentored two Spark kids each semester, and the staff was thrilled to learn that one of their mentees from six years ago was just accepted to the prestigious Brown University. Marco Marraccini, an associate principal at Abramson Teiger, even serves on the advisory board of Spark.
Teiger says his company likes to push design forward; to be bold and sophisticated and to elevate the human soul. We think this philosophy reaches beyond just their designs. Abramson Teiger is clearly a company that is making a difference to our cities as well as to the humans and creatures inhabiting them.
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Posted on May 18, 2016, in Clients and tagged Ambramson Teiger, Architects for Animals, Doug Teiger, FixNation, La Cienega Design Quarter, Natural Curiosities, Plaform Culver City, Spark. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.