An opportunity to expand the practice presented itself to Mia Lehrer and Associates when a larger space, within the same building, became available. Given the strict and very specific covenants governing any work within the “Wiltern”, the project was designed and built in less than three months.
Design of MLA’s offices capitalizes on experience garnered from the design of our own studio given the very similar scope and size. The project included private offices, common work area (studio), conference room and areas for small gatherings as well as kitchen and computer facilities.
Again, the simple interventions rule. Vast work surfaces made out of painted solid core doors, off- the -shelf storage system and use of color in strategic places were accomplished for $10 per sq. ft. With still some life left in them, acoustic tile, HVAC system and carpets were preserved, thus reducing the environmental impact of recycling these materials.
Lehrer Architects accomplished this amazing transformation in record time, on a tight budget while building a delightful working place.