CULVER CITY, Calif.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Driving towards Downtown on Jefferson Boulevard in Culver City, you notice the area looks newly refreshed. The Los Angeles startup community from Silicon Beach and beyond needs room to grow, and they demand an inspirational working environment in line with their youthful spirit. HQ Development Group teamed up with award-winning architects Shubin+Donaldson to transform a three-building manufacturing space along the Jefferson corridor into a hip, landscaped creative office campus.
“We put a lot of thought and dollars into the design and finishes of the campus. We wanted it to be a place where the tenants could work, and at the same time, have fun”
Robert Herscu, CEO of HQ Development Group, is thrilled to be contributing to making Culver City a hub for startups and others in the creative industry. “We put a lot of thought and dollars into the design and finishes of the campus. We wanted it to be a place where the tenants could work, and at the same time, have fun,” he says.
The property has been occupied since September by all-star startup Scopely and the well-established HSI Productions, with the former taking the largest structure and the latter occupying the remaining two buildings. Overall, the property offers over 20,000 sq ft of space in one of the most sought after markets in Southern California. Each building offers a unique floor plan, ranging from 3,000 to about 11,000 sq ft. Both the interior and exterior of the buildings evoke a play between creative loftiness and anchoring structural features.
In Scopely’s space, for example, the large, airy planes of the main work room are balanced by the polished concrete floor. Glass-walled breakout rooms absorb and reflect light from the exposed ceiling. Refinished steel grates along the wooden staircase lead to an intimate conference room, where glass windows, steel beams, and the wooden floor meet to create a floating effect along the edges. Cinderblock walls perch over clean lines and glossy surfaces.
Outside, garden design architect Jay Griffith expertly complements the sturdy presence and relationship of the structures, where each plant is a defined presence. There are electric vehicle parking spots a short walk from a quiet, social seating area. Herscu and his cohorts see this development as a proud achievement, reflecting on its intended purpose for its new occupants. "We love how the 9950 Jefferson property turned out. Our tenants are extremely happy to be working in such a high end creative space."
Undoubtedly, there is no lack of new creativity and energy in this pocket of Westside Los Angeles. HQ Development Group sees a bright future ahead for adaptable and daring development catering to a new breed of clients.
Link 1: Robert Herscu About, HQ Development Group Website: http://hqdevelopment.net/about/#Leaders
Link 2: Robert Herscu Profile, AngelList: https://angel.co/robertherscu
Link 3: 9950 Jefferson Project, HQ Development Group Website: http://hqdevelopment.net/9950-jefferson-blvd/#prettyPhoto