Saatchi & Saatchi

Saatchi & Saatchi

Architect
Blitz
Location
555 Aviation Boulevard, El Segundo, Los Angeles, CA, USA | View Map
Project Year
2020
Category
Offices
Stories By
Blitz
Bruce Damonte
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
ManufacturersPair
Swing
Felt WallsFilzFelt
Acoustical CeilingArmstrong Ceilings US
CarpetBENTLEY
ManufacturersCB2
TablesOhio Design

Product Spec Sheet
Manufacturers
Swing by Pair
Felt Walls
Acoustical Ceiling
Carpet
by BENTLEY
Manufacturers
by CB2
Tables

Saatchi & Saatchi

Blitz as Architect, Interior Designer, Environmental Graphics, Interior Landscape Design, Custom Furniture + Lighting, FF&E

Great ideas, like beautiful flowers, require the safety of a germination process before sprouting and blooming. The design for the new Southern California office for Saatchi & Saatchi protects and celebrates ideas through their development in a metaphorical garden of diverse spaces. Material, lighting and furnishing selections all reinforce this concept and provide an inherent sense of exhale and contentment. 

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

The warehouse shell (built in 1966 by Architect Craig Ellwood) features inspirational steel trusses at an industrial-scale. As a single level, 80,000 SF space with winding circulation, the design was grounded with bold architecture, acting as reference points throughout the journey. The creation of curated pods in a range of scales, locations and orientations establishes the path through the space and provides the settings for the Saatchi community to meet, discuss, collaborate and advance the content that drives their business. 

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

It’s rare for a project team to be led by women representing the Client, the Architect and the Contractor. This unique collaboration fostered a distinctly human response to space, with an emphasis on warmth, comfort and moments of sparkle and delight. The architectural language was divined as a ‘love letter to LA’, mixing clean modern boxes and a dose of mid-century modern. The completed design is simultaneously current and timeless.

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

While no one really knows what a post-COVID office will entail, we do know human connection will still be central to Saatchi’s creative process and company culture. Their space has the flexibility to embrace the future needs of a modern workforce and remain supportive of its individuality, productivity, inclusivity and, most importantly, wellness. Built to withstand the test of time and promote a healthy work environment, Saatchi’s new LA office is an inspirational space that fosters the creativity and collaboration needed to produce world-class work.

photo_credit Bruce Damonte
Bruce Damonte

Read story in DeutschItalianoEspañolFrançais and Português

Project Credits
Manufacturers
Architect, Interior Designer, Environmental Graphics, Interior Landscape Design, Custom Furniture + Lighting, FF&E
MEP Engineering
General Contractor
Structural Engineer
Lighting Design
Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Top 10 office side tables
24 Nov 2022 Specification
Top 10 office side tables

Successful office side tables are versatile and functional to meet the many demands of working space... More

House on the Vineyard by arcari cimini architettura reinforces a historical identity while modernizing the existing built fabric
23 Nov 2022 News
House on the Vineyard by arcari cimini architettura reinforces a historical identity while modernizing the existing built fabric

In a small historical centre next to a micro-urban vineyard in Frisa, Italy, this house and its anci... More

Ogindan Dandan House by SML accommodates multi-generational living within a dynamic brick volume
23 Nov 2022 News
Ogindan Dandan House by SML accommodates multi-generational living within a dynamic brick volume

In a quiet residential area of Seochon, Seoul, the Ogindan Dandan House by SML sits at the edge of a... More

Santa Clara 114 by Atelier Cento e Vinte e Seis captures the spirit of a traditional palatial building in coexistence with a vibrant Portuguese street market
22 Nov 2022 News
Santa Clara 114 by Atelier Cento e Vinte e Seis captures the spirit of a traditional palatial building in coexistence with a vibrant Portuguese street market

Located on the riverside of Lisbon’s historic centre, Santa Clara 114 is a discreet palatial b... More

Laxe House celebrates shared space and Spanish courtyard living
22 Nov 2022 News
Laxe House celebrates shared space and Spanish courtyard living

Situated on a long and narrow parcel measuring 46-meters in length, Laxe House in Lugar de Laxe, Spa... More

25 best architecture firms in Oslo
21 Nov 2022 News
Top 25 architecture firms in Oslo

Oslo is a major wellspring of contemporary architecture. Design firms here are making their mark on... More

Sustainability and well-being sit in the heart of Argent Kings Cross HQ designed by Basha-Franklin
21 Nov 2022 News
Sustainability and well-being sit in the heart of Argent Kings Cross HQ designed by Basha-Franklin

Basha Franklin reimagines a responsive yet modern refurbishment for Related Argent's headquarters at... More

10 fancy restaurants showcasing exquisite barstools
21 Nov 2022 Specification
10 fancy restaurants showcasing exquisite barstools

Whether your resto-bar has a rustic and retro charm or a contemporary feel, a classy, chic style or... More