Horizon LA Expansion
Horizon LA had only one complaint: they had run out of space. Colleagues at A+I had designed their original office 7 years prior and on day one, they loved it. It had a variety of meeting spaces to meet their collaborative needs, the workstations had access to natural light and views, the runs of desks were broken up to keep the space feeling intimate and team-oriented. The only problem was that they had grown. A lot. All of their meeting rooms were now full of temporary desks, their lounges were gone to make way for new teams, — there was no place left to make a private call or collaborate with their groups undisturbed.
Our task was to recreate the original function and personality on the floor below, give the aesthetic an update while maintaining the brand identity, and relieve the congestion on the original floor.
To do this, we organized the open workstations into clusters, breaking up the teams with a combination of formal enclosed meeting spaces and open informal open lounges. The desks were designed in a serpentine fashion, giving space for the team leader to sit at "the head" of the configuration and foster communication.
We added specialty spaces such as the Social Distillery: an open room centered around a digital wall displaying Horizon's work and offering a new way to discuss and view their content. The space is adjacent to the connecting stair and main client-facing meeting room, ensuring that the work that Horizon is producing is front and center to both the client and employee experience.
We transformed the concept of the pantry and dining into an Indoor Terrace, creating a work-friendly oasis to gather, dine, socialize and collaborate.
We created flexible meeting spaces, accommodating large work-focused meetings by day, and ping-pong showdowns by night.
The expansion provided Horizon LA with more room to work and more room to breathe.
photos by M Wells