Honorable Mention: The House


Honorable Mention: The House

FENNIE+MEHL Architects

The House is home to entrepreneurial UC Berkeley students, faculty and alumni and gives them a physical space to work towards making ideas a reality. The slightly quirky and inventive design captures the unique ethos of Cal, while being flexible enough for all the uses inherent in a start-up life cycle. Highlighting the city’s culture, a student artist was engaged to create a custom mural. The street-facing storefront display, built from recycled materials, showcases the full array of House products made available to the community.

For the non-profit, FENNIE+MEHL provided design and construction management services pro bono, and partnered with two other firms to donate furniture and construction expertise. The House inspired these three design partners to explore new collaborations outside the industry norm. Together, the team hopes that the concept and the dedicated collaboration of giving is a template that will inspire creative community spaces around other universities.

Key Team Members

Doug Mehl, Project Principal
Molly Galvin, Interior Designer
Jenna Ruth, Project Manager
Haworth, Furniture Dealer
Principal Builders Inc., General Contractor

About the organization

For 20 years now, our commissioned designs have provoked the kind of creativity and collaboration demanded by businesses intent on making their mark. Designed workplaces are essential to attracting and inspiring talent. FENNIE+MEHL is a true business partner. We translate the human values from contemporary life into the ecosystem of your business. Our visionary architects and interior, environmental and graphic designers offer strategic thinking through real estate and branding expertise. We find the creative solutions you didn’t know you need, but can’t live without. In that way, we design and build award-winning projects that develop long-term relationships.