A couple of weeks ago, the Los Angeles City Center of IIDA’s Southern California Chapter held the first design tour of 2017 at the multiple award winning EdQuarters for Edmunds.com. To see more photos of the tour, click here. This 143,000 sq. ft space, designed by Christopher Mitchell and M+M Creative Studio was impressive and well attended with more than seventy-five people making the trip to talk with design leaders, up and coming talent, and fellow IIDA members.
With an incredibly insightful introduction to the space, Christopher Mitchell, gave a behind the scenes, deep dive into the process involved in creating such a dynamic, flexible, and engaging environment for a multi-generational tech client.
Some design highlights of this SOLD OUT evening included:
-A 6,000-lb. installation of 1966 and 2016 Corvettes (to commemorate the company’s 50th anniversary) set wheel-to-wheel and rotating above the reception area.
-A 32-foot custom stainless steel slide that connects the two floors.
-A 1948 Cadillac Fleetwood re-purposed into a beer and coffee bar.
-130 feet of sliding glass panels that transform the office into an indoor/outdoor workspace.
-A 150 sq. ft. outdoor projector screen to accommodate movie nights for employees and their families.
-Two 600+ gallon saltwater fish tanks that will be home to 160 fish.
-A frozen yogurt machine with toppings bar, in addition to other complimentary food and beverage options.
-A game room featuring classic video games, Foosball, and air hockey.
-Multiple, forward thinking flex spaces designed to support many different ways of working.
Jason Shepley, IIDA, LEED