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WILSHIRE OFFICE BUILDING
Matlin and Dvoretsky
Commercial offices, 45,000 square feet with
two-level subterranean parking
In this enduring Mediterranean landmark on Wilshire Boulevard in Brentwood, a Class A, steel structure and Old World styling work wonderfully together. Abundant courtyards and private balconies create a unique office environment.
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Commercial offices, 22,000 square feet
Leading Los Angeles advertising agency Ground Zero got eight private “war rooms,” a dazzling conference room, and nearly 15,000 square feet of open work space. In addition, 22-foot-high theatrical scrims span the width of the space to project images representing the agency’s work. The space is defined and divided by exposed metal stud framing, some clad with high-performance Lexan plastic paneling.
2999 OVERLAND AVENUE
Remodel of commercial building
The onetime rustic-modern headquarters of Morley Construction was transformed by Rick Leslie Architects into an instant Landmark in West Los Angeles. A bold blend of red Arizona sandstone, stainless steel sheet metal cladding, water features whimsical glass curtain wall meld together to transform this office building into an exciting contemporary business experience.
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Innovative Artists, developer
Mixed-use, 22,000 square feet with subterranean parking
This mixed use project in Santa Monica comprised of apartments and retail space on the ground floor with vibrant office space for the talent agency on the upper floor. Angular accents of copper sheet metal cladding set off the bold lines and elegantly arching roofline. Inside, and exposed steel and raw wood gave the office a bow-and-truss look and mezzanines added more floor space. Sculptural drywall, glass and terrazzo flooring rounded out the dynamic business space.
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HOLLYWOOD STOCK EXCHANGE
Gentile/Harvey Architects and Gabor Studios (interiors)
Core and shell renovation of showroom and warehouse
This striking space was developed for the Hollywood Stock Exchange, a dot-com venture that set up shop in the former workspace of Ritt’s of LA, a manufacturer of iconic 1950’s Lucite furniture. Becker General Contractor painstakingly excavated through ages of additions and renovations to reveal the essentials of the original showroom and warehouse, which were designed by John Lautner, and from there built an exciting creative space.
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Façade renovation of industrial building, 5,000 square feet
A smart façade turned this 1950s industrial property in El Segundo into a cutting-edge creative commercial space. Wood- and concrete-look Abet Laminati exterior panels created a contemporary look. New storefront entries, a sculptural metal sunshade, and pour-in-place concrete planters completed the makeover.
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Façade renovation of office building, 4,000 square feet
Instead of a facelift, this 1940s office building in West Los Angeles got a mask. Intricate fibre cement board cladding above a smooth black stucco entry transformed this building into a bold, striking presence on this Westside boulevard.
BECKER GENERAL CONTRACTORS, Inc.