COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION & RENOVATION | October 24, 2018 by David C.
In yet another feel-good partnership with the Good Tidings and LeRoy Neiman Foundations, Alameda, California-based firm MBH Architects had created a beautiful and functional art studio in Sacramento for the Sol Collective Art Gallery.
A community-based partnership whose mission is to provide artistic, cultural, and educational programming, promote social justice, and empower youth through creative endeavors, the Sol Collective Art Gallery now has a brand new space to teach, inspire, and host events in. The once dark and disorganized space has been transformed by MBH into a bright and welcoming environment, characterized by the LeRoy Neiman Foundation’s signature paint splattered floors. The design team was able to expertly weave the Collective’s character into the final design of the space through important details such as:
Original art created by artists from the Sol Collective displayed throughout the space.
Leaving certain walls bare in order to provide room for future artwork from resident artists.
Incorporating the two main colors of the Collective’s logo—Valentino red and Aqua Velvet— throughout the studio and pairing them with a complementary palette.
The overall renovation expanded the original space while adding in new walls to alter the layout for better flow, LED spotlights and fan fixtures, and a dark printmaking room. Additional fixtures included custom hardwood tables, white boards, and new cabinets with a laminate finish resembling easy brush strokes.
MBH has proudly played an integral role in the realization of many charitable, pro-bono Good Tidings Foundation projects that help benefit so many children and teenagers by providing them with safe spaces to create and learn in.