Pictorial: Work With Me Here

The modern office is breaking down barriers. Open floor plans are supplanting cubicles, businesses are going paperless, and natural lighting is illuminating the dark corners of an increasing number of companies. Working from home may have its advantages, but here is our C-Suite 7 of sweet spots to work that are breathing new life into […]

Pictorial: Work With Me Here
April 1, 2015

The modern office is breaking down barriers. Open floor plans are supplanting cubicles, businesses are going paperless, and natural lighting is illuminating the dark corners of an increasing number of companies. Working from home may have its advantages, but here is our C-Suite 7 of sweet spots to work that are breathing new life into Los Angeles’ office environments.

 

Beats by Dre

Santa Monica
COMPLETION DATE July 2014
ARCHITECT Bestor Architecture
SQUARE FOOTAGE 100,000

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Photos by Jasper Sanidad

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CBRE

Downtown
COMPLETION DATE Sept. 2013
ARCHITECT Gensler
INTERIOR DESIGNER Gensler and CBRE Workplace Strategy Group
INTERIOR NOTE World’s first WELL™ Certified office, a certification established by Delos®, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™
SQUARE FOOTAGE 48,000
LEED CERTIFICATION GOLD

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Photos by Benny Chan and Ryan Gobuty

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Disney Store Headquarters 

Pasadena
COMPLETION DATE March 2007
ARCHITECT Clive Wilkinson Architects
SQUARE FOOTAGE 81,000

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Photos by Benny Chan

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“You’re starting to see a kind of sophistication merging in this town in a freeform way. Los Angeles holds immense promise as a multinodal city. In traditional downtown-centric cities, as you densify, you tend to clog up the arteries leading into the city. … There’s a pattern of urban spread [and] a lot of room for experimentation because it doesn’t have a legacy of cute, old buildings that clients might fall in love with and want you to emulate.”

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Clive Wilkinson, Clive Wilkinson Architects

Funny or Die

Los Angeles
COMPLETION DATE Dec. 2013
ARCHITECT Clive Wilkinson Architects
SQUARE FOOTAGE 25,000

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Photos by Nico Marques / Photekt

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Gensler

Downtown
COMPLETION DATE Nov. 2011
ARCHITECT Gensler
SQUARE FOOTAGE 49,360
LEED CERTIFICATION LEED-CI Commercial Interiors Certified and LEED-Platinum

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Photos by Ryan Gobuty

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Nasty Gal

Los Angeles
COMPLETION DATE Oct. 2014
ARCHITECT Bestor Architecture
SQUARE FOOTAGE 50,000

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Photos by Laure Joliet

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“In general we steer clear of the ‘fun and games’ aesthetic that has been recently spoofed on HBO—the whole dot-com deal. I think office environments, Silicon Valley or not, can often be quite generic or overly branded and we strive to make an environment that feels diverse spatially. We want the architecture to provide moments of respite, energy, and communality but not to dominate the work environment. Our model is probably more that of a bustling urban college campus, but a very sophisticated one.”

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Barbara Bestor, Bestor Architecture

Rubicon Project 

Playa Vista
COMPLETION DATE June 2013
ARCHITECT OKB
INTERIOR DESIGNER Rubicon Project team members
SQUARE FOOTAGE 46,643
LEED CERTIFICATION GOLD

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