WHO IS DLAAF?
D L A Architecture + Fabrication
Dean L. Abernathy is a licensed California architect, fabricator, educator, and father. For the last twenty years he has used an array of tools, both digital and traditional, to accomplish original designs for BUILDINGS, and SPACES, as well as fabricating ENTITIES using sustainable and sourced materials for clients throughout Los Angeles and Orange Counties.
UCLA MARS LIBRARY
The library shelving system was designed with Christian Moeller, fabricated and installed for the UCLA School of Digital and Media Arts in the Broad Art Center. The main feature is the shelving system that integrates into the peculiarities of the Richard Meier designed space, and frames the Eames conference table. The system is composed of 3/4" phenolic coated plywood with exposed and polished plywood edges, and an aluminum rail bracket detail. The bookcase not only functions as shelving storage but frames and define the space, which is both a study and a casual conference room.
UCLA COTSEN DESK
The design combines the shape and functionality of a personal desk with the same characteristics of a small five foot diameter conference table. The table features 1" thick plywood top, with a mat finished durable veneer and tapered, exposed and polished plywood edges. Beneath the conference table is a 1/2" shelving unit used to tuck unneeded effects out of sight. The personal desk is simple with three push-to-open drawers, and is accentuated by the bent plywood seating.
DLAAF designed, and fabricated a unique feature wall that accommodated sheets of perforated steel. The pattern was inspired by the landscape of the Newport Back Bay. Through the use of digital software (Rhino + Grasshopper), an image is sampled and redefined with holes of various radii. The material is then water-jet cut and assembled on site.
HYPERSTUDIOS WAVE WALL
DLAAF worked with Jonathan Lopez and Annette Wiley to design, fabricate, and install thematic sculptural walls within the lobby and offices of the Hyperstudio recording studios. The walls thread thorough the public spaces and meeting rooms visually linking discreet spaces into a sculptural maze of varying depths and intensities.