Shubin + Donaldson
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.
Hollywood Stock Exchange
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.
1505 10th Street Santa Monica
Don Empakeris, REA Architects
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.
2999 OVERLAND AVENUE
Rick Leslie Architects
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.
145 Sheldon Street
James Bunnell, BBG Architects
A smart façade turned this 1950s industrial property in El Segundo into a cutting-edge creative commercial space. Abet Laminati Phenolic Wood Panels created a contemporary look. New storefront entries, a sculptural steel sunshade and poured-in-place concrete planters completed the makeover.
11818 Wilshire Blvd.
Eugene Dvoretsky & James Bunnell
Matlin and Dvoretsky
Phase 1 - Opened 1995, Phase 2 - Opened 1999
Original Tenant – United Paramount Network (UPN)
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.
11528 Pico Blvd
Rick Leslie Architects – Interior
Brett Davis, uniFORM-ARC – Façade
Renovation of office building | 4,000 sq ft
Interior Completeed 1998 | Façade Completed 2014
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.