This new city-owned, LEED Gold certified office building, is located at the intersection of the city’s industrial area and a burgeoning media office district. The four-story structure measures approximately 232’ x 95’, and consists of 73,000 gross square feet of program. The building will serve the City of Beverly Hills as well as the public and includes the City’s cable TV facilities and open office and retail space for lease.
The overall building mass and individual façade design acknowledge the site configuration, solar orientation and both the existing and anticipated adjacent structures and use a warm color palette including yellow and brown. On the ground level, the building is accessible on all four sides and is augmented with landscape areas that serve as both buffers and opportunities for public open space around the entire building. The ground level contains commercial lease space (including lease space for a restaurant) that is enclosed with a floor-to-ceiling glazed wall systems that allows for visual transparency between the interior and exterior at the pedestrian level.
The main building entrance runs through the building on an east-west axis and continues across the entire width of the site. This entry path extends to/from a five-story (plus basement) parking garage, which has been strategically clad with the main building’s materials, to provide protected cover for visitors and tenants arriving by car.
Along the west side of the building, a 20-foot-wide pedestrian pathway has been provided parallel to Foothill Road, not only providing building access but also an intimate green space complete with outdoor seating and landscaping.