With Gerding Edlen’s Los Angeles office, GBD transformed a narrow corridor and enclosed space into an open, flexible and functional office. The small footprint of 2,500 sq. feet feels much larger in the new design—with the open floor plan and natural daylight from windows on three sides.
The office is frequented by members from Gerding Edlen’s home office in Portland, Oregon. Open and interchangeable desk locations are necessary, as is the ability to close off multiple configurations using drapes for privacy. GBD used several unique materials, including: redwood paneling salvaged from dilapidated wine storage tanks; wood floor locally salvaged from shipping crates and palettes; edge-lit signage with LED fixture; a rapidly renewable wood used for conference tables; and, post-consumer recycled tack panels.
Completed in July 2007, the office received a LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED-CI) Silver rating.
USGBC LEED-CI Silver
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