Lendlease

Location: 515 S Flower St. #600, Los Angeles

Developer: Lendlease

Contractor: Corporate Contractors

Architect: HOK

Subcontractors: Art Crafters Cabinets Inc. | Martin Brothers | Renegade Flooring

This international development firm based in Sydney Australia, relocated and expanded their satellite office in downtown Los Angeles, where they currently have several high-rise office buildings under construction. Their new Gold LEED Certified office represents a radical transformation of their former hierarchical work environment by implementing their customized version of Activity Based Work. There are no private offices or assigned workstations. All workstations are custom designed, most with sit/stand capability and integrated plants. While one can truly work anywhere in the space, a variety of work settings are provided, ranging from conventional solid-walled conference rooms and project rooms to glass enclosed training, huddle and telephone rooms to high backed booths and contemporary versions of wingback chairs for solitary focused work. There is also a large Social Hub for snacking, dining and schmoozing and the “Shark Tank” brainstorming room for the creative strategizing of new urban developments and acquisitions. The Reception Area is the office’s Living Room with residential furnishings, lush green walls and inspirational quotes by the firm’s founder. The space has a hip, casual and comfortable vibe.

AwesomenessTV

Location: 2701 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica

Developer: AMA Project Management

Contractor: Howard Building Corporation

Architect: Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP

The AwesomenessTV headquarters is part of a larger adaptive reuse project that transformed the previous manufacturing facility into a multi-tenant creative office. AwesomenessTV’s 80,000 square foot space provided a blank canvas for innovative design. A dramatic 31-foot glass doorway opens into a minimalist reception desk and exposed waiting area. Executive offices and collaborative workspaces are capped by a production studio, greenroom, and theater. The overarching theme of repurposed functionality ties the space together.

FINALISTS

Attitude Health CLUB

Developer: Hanjin International Corporation

Contractor: Taslimi Construction Company, Inc.

Architect: AC Martin

Subcontractors: Cinnabar | JB Marble | Pan Pacific Mechanical

California Institute of Technology Ronald and Maxine Linde Hall of Mathematics and Physics

Developer: California Institute of Technology

Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co.

Architect: HOK

Fender

Developer: Cresa

Contractor: Howard Building Corporation

Architect: Rapt Studio

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