AIA|LA Tours: The Offices of
March 29, 6:00PM
Santa Monica

photo by: Benny Chan, Fotoworks

AIA|LA Tours: The Offices of

Wednesday, March 29th. 6:00PM
Santa Monica, CA
AIA Members: $25
Non-members: $35

M+M Creative Studio - Design Architect --- Lewis|Schoeplein architects - Executive Architect

Tour led by: Chris Mitchell, CEO, M+M Creative Studio and Marc Schoeplein, AIA, LEED AP, principal, Lewis|Schoeplein architects

“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress and working together is success” – Henry Ford 

With two floors and outdoor space totaling 143,000 square feet, Edmunds’ “EdQuarters” is an inventive space that weaves together a cross-section of tech and automotive-themed designs. The first floor is anchored and highlighted by two Corvettes mounted and turning in unison above the mirror-polished stainless steel reception desk. Other design features on the first floor include a long and elegant coffee bar where employees are encouraged to gather and interact, a mosaic of 2,472 ‘Matchbox’ cars assembled to form Edmunds’ logo, and a 1948 Cadillac that has been converted into a beer tap and bar. The bulk of the second floor is comprised of a plank-desking system that allows flexibility in linear feet per person, as well as additional smaller meeting rooms dispersed throughout and miscellaneous programmatic requirements such as quiet rooms (‘Rest Stops’) and an IT service desk (the ‘Pit Stop’). Meanwhile, a 10,000 square-foot exterior central atrium offers both larger social and more intimate spaces connected to the adjacent interior spaces with over 130 linear feet of retractable glass doors. Inside the atrium itself, the multiple 15’ long raised linear planters, gurgling water features and in-ground LED lighting run in parallel lanes like cars seen from above passing on a super-sized highway.

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