Firefallmedia Commissions Kei Yamagami Design for Innovative New Media
Firefallmedia is creating a new center in the Southwest, bringing its
different locations on both coasts under one roof, with an innovative
design provided by Kei Yamagami. Her special talent promises unique
results, that will allow Firefallmedia to expand to its full potential.
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 5, 2006 -- For Kei Yamagami, a
believer in the perfect circle as the ideal architectural form, flow is
everything. She brings an Eastern perspective to Western goals, which
made her the right choice, according to R. Joyce, Firefallmedia's
managing director, to facilitate the company's mission, and make it
truly expressive in physical form.
The new office complex will include studio space for original film,
audio and book production, as well as a research facility in the visual
arts for four-color gold-salt photography. At present, Firefallmedia,
based in Virginia, maintains satellite facilities in San Francisco and
New York. These will be consolidated in a multi-faceted complex in
Green River, Wyoming.
Kei Yamagami, former Design Director and Vice President at Gensler
& Associates, where she worked on the architectural design of
numerous corporate headquarters,is a protegee of Orlando Diaz Ascuy,
who taught her simple elegance and strong conceptual design. Last year,
with Dowler Gruman Architects, she completed the design of the new
additions to Sun Microsystems' campus in San Carlos, California. There
each building is represented by a different color palette, with accent
colors to help visitors navigate throughout the large floor plate.
Barbara J. Robinson, graphic designer, assisted her, as colorist.
Kei Yamagami is San Francisco based. There, recently, she completed the
design for Yoga Magazine's new offices. Here her style choices involved
color finishes reflecting impressions of the yoga world in its calm and
serenity, and its call for daily exercise.
Other of Yamagami’s architectural design commissions include private
homes, expressive of traditional values. Wood-shaping carpenters were
brought from Japan, for their time-honored skills, to complete the
The architectural challenge at Firefallmedia begins with 100 acres of
high red desert, banded up uplifts. The buildings will be connected and
blend into the landscape, yet be open to it. An electronic highway will
link the facilities and its artful outreach to the media future.
No viewings of the construction in progress are planned. However, on
completion, there will be an unveiling rather than a ribbon cutting, as
the structure proposed promises to be unique and unexpected, inside and
Samples of Yamagami's creative work can be seen at
Meanwhile more can be learned about Firefallmedia from its main
website: www.firefallmedia.com &
www.firefallmedia.com/firefall-literary.html. For further info, contact
Annie Azoulai, Communications VP at Firefallmedia.