Architectural Photography: Summit Engineering New Offices – Santa Rosa

Spending a day at Summit Engineering to photograph their new digs was a blast. Collaborating with Kat Marovich, marketing mastermind at Summit, and Nate Bisbee, founder of Bisbee Architecture + Design, we overcame interesting technical challenges to combine the stories of focused professionalism and playful culture that together make this team thrive. 

Showing how separate spaces relate to each other is one of my favorite problems to solve when shooting architectural interiors. By creating a 20′ long, floor to ceiling wall of black material just out of frame camera left, we were able to block the light coming into the space to manage reflections on the glass of the conference room. 

One of my favorite design moments is the corroded steel entry into the office that creates a powerful feeling of transition as you enter the space.

Having worked with this team in the past, I suspected this would be a fun shoot – and my expectations were exceeded! We wrapped the day shooting the Summit team playing a friendly game of Mario Kart – which delighted me because I play this video game with my kids. I even jumped in for a few races after we got our shot.

I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with such an awesome group of people! Thank you Kat, for wrangling this project and for your clear, thoughtful art direction before, during, and after the shoot. Nate, your creative collaboration was icing on the cake. Thank you Peter van Der Pas for the assist and for the great storytelling BTS shot above! And special thanks to Peggy Kinstler, whose retouching skills brought our compositions to life. 

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Summit Engineering New Offices