Repurposing a former Nordstrom Rack, Retail Design Collaborative designed their new office to create an invigorating yet functional environment that befits the firm's culture. The design removes all but one private office, dedicated to human resources, crafting a space for teams to share a collaborative, creative, open space. Scattered amid the office are break-out rooms that act as collaborative pods for meetings. A mezzanine wraps the perimeter of the interior space, creating a “bridgewalk” overlook with lounges, workspaces and pin-up zones. The entire space is programmed with elements including: hospitality kitchen, open work clusters, idea lounges, flex offices, a community room, material library, shower and lockers, and outdoor patios.
The adaptive-reuse project also highlights Retail Design Collaborative’s commitment to environmentally sustainable and responsible design practices. Numerous sustainability strategies have been integrated into the design, such as the innovative use of natural daylight and ventilation, lighting controls for energy conservation, low water consumption, smart material selection, reused and indoor/outdoor garden. The project is LEED Platinum and WELL Gold certified.
IDA Gold Design Award, Urban Design
Architizer A+ Award Finalist, Commercial Office Interiors
Architizer A+ Award Finalist, Co-working Space
48th Annual LA Business Council Architectural Awards, Interior Design
Downtown Long Beach Spirit of Downtown Award
Gold Nugget Merit Award "Best Interior Renovation"
IES International Award of Merit "Interior Lighting Design"
IES International Award of Merit "Office Energy and Environmental Design"
IDA Silver Design Award, Renovation
IIDA Calibre Interior Design Award, Medium Office
FRAME Design Awards, Honoree- Co-working Space of The Year
SCDF, Interior Architecture Design Award
USGBC Sustainable Innovation- Health & Wellness
Honorable Mention, Architects Newspaper Best of Design Awards 'Workplace- Interior'
WELL Gold Certified
USGBC Project of the Year
AIA Long Beach/South Bay Design Award
Honoree "Firm's Own Office" Interior Design Magazine, Best of the Year Awards