We just finished a wonderful rooftop garden project at 330 A Street in downtown San Diego. The retrofitted one story building (formerly a bank) has been redesigned as a unique flexible office space where you can rent a portable office including cubicles, video conference rooms and seminar rooms on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. The new space, known as “Co-Merge” was developed by Michael Kenny & Associates with Carrier Johnson Culture as lead designer. 

Our firm’s effort included design collaboration on the following:

  • Street front patio environment located on A Street featuring a beautifully sculptured fence, large planters and individual seating arrangements. 
  •  Green rooftop garden and deck space.  Rooftop planting, designed using sedum trays provided by LiveRoof, surrounds a raised wood deck with lounge seating and umbrellas.  
  • Rooftop planters, filled with multi-colored and multi-textured material, provide visual interest and beauty.
  • Outdoor lighting provides a welcoming environment to enjoy the rooftop garden in the evening hours.
  •  Large, vibrant colored green spherical planters complement the drought tolerant, low maintenance plant palette and add a whimsical touch to the rooftop garden.  

Paul Basile (Basile Studio) provided both indoor and outdoor sculptural elements including street front fencing, interior doors and walls, and large oval rooftop planter.

San Diego, CA
Michael Kenny & Associates
2011 Orchid, AIA San Diego Chapter