ARUP Downtown Los Angeles / ZAGO Architecture

ARUP Downtown Los Angeles / ZAGO Architecture

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  • Architects: ZAGO Architecture
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  2500 ft²
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2014
  • Photographs Photographs:  Joshua White
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers: Mecho Systems
  • Design Collaboration And Engineering:Arup, Los Angeles and San Francisco Jon Phillips PE, Principal
  • General Contractor:Parker Brown, Inc.
  • Custom Fabrication:Michael O’Connell, MOC Woodworking, Los Angeles (Large lacquered furniture and Richlite desk surfaces) Tom Farrage, Farrage & Company, Los Angeles (Aluminum suspended acoustic and LED lighting element) Christer Lannerholm, CL Innovative Design, Los Angeles (Powder coated steel conference tables with Richlite
  • City:Los Angeles
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Text description provided by the architects. Arup’s new satellite office in downtown Los Angeles provides a flexible and occasional working environment based on the activity based working (ABW) model. An activity based workplace decreases dependency on conventional dedicated-desk layouts, substituting instead a variety of nuanced and non-territorial working environments.

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Floor Plan

Designed in collaboration with Arup, the office provides a wired, interactive, and flexible environment for individual work, collaboration, informal and formal presentations, event hosting, and video conferencing. This functionality is enabled both by extensive embedded technology and by a series of large, sculptural, installations that serve as desks, seating areas, and storage. 

© Joshua White
© Joshua White

This new office environment fosters collaboration and creativity in its users and clearly signals the progressive nature of Arup’s work. 


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Address:811 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017, United States

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Cite: "ARUP Downtown Los Angeles / ZAGO Architecture" 13 Apr 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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