In just a few weeks, Clive Wilkinson Architects will become the newest business in the Culver City Arts District, when the firm behind the 10 Palms condos opens its new 12,500 square foot headquarters at 6116 Washington Boulevard. The firm expects to start moving in in mid-May. It looks like the building, designed by CWA, natch, will live up to the firm mantra of "Building creative communities"--a firm press release announcing the project completion date describes the new double height office space as a "bespoke cube-like structure," with a ring of collaborative work spaces on the 6,500 square foot second floor, which will overlook a mezzanine lounge and a roof terrace. The building will also include "a solar panel canopy and solar tube daylighting throughout."
The ground floor of the building will include a 700 square foot retail unit that "addresses both the street and the front courtyard." Cognoscenti Coffee has already signed a lease to operate in the space--it will be the first "brick and mortar" space for architect Yeekai Lim's formerly pop-up coffee shop (you can currently find the coffee at Proof Bakery in Atwater Village). Coffee aficionados should look for that to open this summer.
And of course there's an Expo angle! CWA calls the project "Serendipitously well timed with the late April launch of the Expo rail line serving stations at Jefferson/La Cienega and Venice/Robertson." The firm's soon to be former location is on Robertson in West Hollywood.
· Clive Wilkinson Archives [Curbed LA]