The Irvine Pavilion at Intersect
AB Design Studio
The Pavilion at Intersect is located in Irvine, California, and earned an honorable mention at the Santa Barbara AIA design awards. This 1,600-square-foot building was created with AB Design and COR 10 Studios. It consists of a two-story, commercial structure utilizing shipping containers. The containers in the shape of an “L” are supported on a conventional spread foundation, and it also contains exterior decks and a structurally independent elevator shaft. The decks are composed of cold-formed steel framing, and the roof overhangs are done with plywood sheathing. This industrial urbanity in an otherwise suburban community is aesthetically enticing, appealing to visitors and employees.