HR&A Advisors Offices – Los Angeles

  • Client HR&A Advisors,
  • size 2,500 sqft
  • Year 2016
  • Location Los Angeles, California, United States,
  • Industry Real Estate Services,
  • CHA:COL designed the offices for real estate and development consultants HR&A Advisors, located in downtown Los Angeles, California.

    The project is a workplace for the Los Angeles offices of a leading consulting firm specializing in economic, real estate and urban planning. With offices in New York, Dallas, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C., they approached us regarding their upcoming relocation within a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles.

    Strategic planning is central to the firm’s work, in particular “…the reinvention of cities into vibrant urban centers…” The physical space was a relatively compact 2,500 sf on the 29th floor of a high-rise complex (The Bloc) commanding dramatic views north and westward of the city. Open work culture, California, urban planning were then merged into a single design operation.

    We proposed a specific combination of positive and negative pairs of spaces, servicing each other based on rules. There are no fully enclosed offices; only open or “semi-private” individual workplaces. All other uses are services by enclosed pods. Collaboration and conferencing needs are met by two conference areas, large and small. Acoustic privacy by a ‘phone booth.’ An unprogrammed lounge and open break area is placed in the corner, at the intersection of all views. The firm is therefore, free to use any spatial combination it sees fit.

    Design Team: Chinmaya Misra, Apurva Pande, Claudia Barbazza, Tobia Vielmo
    ContractorKPRS, Inc.
    Photography: Edward Duarte