The Best Local Creative Office Space
Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, and one of ours is to showcase more creative office space. That’s because it's catching on here in SoCal in a big way, as our local Office of the Future speakers pointed out this fall. This week’s creative office is Beats Electronics, whose 110k SF HQ in Culver City was designed by Bestor Architecture and built by Howard Building Corp (HBC). Beats specializes in advanced sound systems, including headphones, earphones and speakers, but also software and music streaming. HBC, with offices in Downtown LA and OC, is pushing creative design forward, with clients such as Google, YouTube, FoxHead and RiotGames.
For those not familiar with Beats Electronics, you may recognize its new parent company (Apple). Three interconnected buildings characterized by collaborative space are home to Beats' research, design and development teams. Finishes include large areas of rich blue and red walls (as seen here), along with graphic wall coverings, metal and wood panels, and wood and concrete flooring. Amenities include a café, gym, four barista stations, and outdoor lounges, as well as a mixing studio and an acoustical testing lab that supports the engineering of Beats products.