Inside Scopely’s New Culver City Headquarters

Firm
  • Client Scopely,
  • size 11,000 sqft
  • Year 2013
  • Location Culver City, California, United States,
  • Industry Film / Media / Publishing,
  • West Haddon Hall has recently completed the office design of mobile-entertainment network Scopely. Located in Culver City, the new office integrates boutique hotel-styling with tech giving the company a unique space to call home.

    After originally designing their Hollywood HQ in 2011, Scopely approached us for a second time to design their new 11,000 square foot Culver City HQ.  When they expressed a desire for an aesthetic unexpected in a large technology office, we jumped at the opportunity to create an office space take on a boutique hotel.

    Though 80% of items in the space are made custom, a few pieces that particularly excited us include a set of four shipping pallet frames, a Manzanita tree floor lamp, and a chemistry vase installation, which is rooted in the idea that company is highly experimental: constantly creating, testing, building, designing, and redesigning until a product is perfected.  We brought in San Francisco based artist Zio Ziegler to create two custom 40′ black and white murals. Based on the journey of the company, its ethos and singular mission, Zio’s pieces are very dear to Scopely employees.

    In regards to the furniture plan, Scopely felt strongly that the desks be laid out in a non-uniform fashion and that we accommodate as many of their 85 employees as possible on the main floor together.  We were also tasked with making the main work area “cool” as it would be the place where employees would spend most of their time.  We chose to lay out each row of the desks in a unique “S” style layout and designed steel and marble Dandelion Lamps to be scattered down each row.

    To allow for private space for interviews and phone calls, we carved out three small meeting rooms with booths.  We put up new glass walls to create a quiet room for heads-down work as well as two small conference rooms.   At Scopely’s request for a private space that felt like a departure from the rest of the office, we designed a lounge with bench seating and pillows, a full (albeit dry) bar, and a poker table.

    Design: West Haddon Hall