Tag Archives: Sentinel Building

Finishing the Renovation

Cruzio is in the final stretch of our renovation project and the building is looking fine. It’s on the corner of Cedar and Church Street in downtown Santa Cruz, and we have already started moving in.

The coworking space has huge North-facing windows over it — a beautiful, well-lit space. Many windows are openable, providing pleasant fresh air on nice days. 

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Matthew Thompson Amid the Rubble

The task of designing the Sentinel Building renovation went to Matthew Thompson, one of Santa Cruz’s most talented and influential architects.

His approach — preserving the brawny beauty of the mid-century modern building while upgrading its function — won the job for his firm.

Here is Matthew dashing through demolished concrete:


And here he is close up:


Boom! Walls come down at the New Sentinel Building

The demolition is happening fast at the New Sentinel building. That means lots of smashing and crashing. We’re opening up windows and doors to let light into the once-dour printing plant. Today Shane called us over to watch some walls fall down — doorways will replace them.

These are 50-year-old 6″ thick concrete walls full of rebar that have been cut straight through, carefully prepped, and today got pushed over with a tremendous bang!
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