Arup satellite office in downtown LA by Zago Architecture was designed for activity-based work, with a variety of desks, seating, collaborative hubs, sustainable design.
Change in the workplace is not always readily accepted, especially if it’s perceived as radical. Sometimes, the best plan is to introduce new concepts gradually, which is exactly what global engineering design consultancy Arup has done in Los Angeles.
The company recently established a satellite office in the downtown area, to be closer to key clients, and to limit travelling time for workers. Planned as a touch-down space where people could work for several hours or days at a time, the office presented a unique design opportunity, says Arup principal Jon Phillips.