Architectural Firm Workplace Interior

Interior Architecture Award Submission

Located in downtown Los Angeles, this architectural firm established a new national office to explore a workplace strategy that supports a creative and innovative environment for collaborative team building. Spanning over 35,000SF of two floors, the interior challenges how design professionals work by replacing traditional drafting tables and remote workspaces with less desk space and interactive gathering areas for employees. Fashioned around the concept of “connecting ribbons”, architectural planes define communication aisles and continuous interaction walls. Workstations utilize a continuous benching application to efficiently maximize space and contribute to interpersonal communication. Bright hues contrasted with gray tones also help create the interior’s stimulating character. Huddle spaces and collaboration zones punctuate the plan organization to provide optional areas for teams to meet.

Additionally, this design emphasizes the firm’s commitment to sustainability. Features such as renewable materials, daylight harvesting, advanced lighting controls, ergonomic furniture, and dimmable lighting were utilized. As a result, the design achieved LEED-CI Silver.

This interior exemplifies the firm’s innovative culture as it encourages collaboration and supports its ability to achieve design excellence.

Harley Ellis Devereaux
Peter Devereaux
  • Nabih Youssef & Associates
General contractor
Howard Building Corporation
Los Angeles, California