Venice Library, Venice, CA | Retail
Rivian’s first hub is a physical location designed to encourage exchange with the local community, and as a place for Rivian fans to gather and connect. Purchasing a Rivian can be done digitally, and so the company is untethered from the traditional car-buying experience, and free to define what they wanted the space to be. RDC is proud to have served as architect of record for Rivian’s vision for this special place.
Formerly the space where author Ray Bradbury lived and worked, the Venice Hub, located at 660 Venice Boulevard, is a comfortable, open place to create, relax, and learn. It is comprised of shaded gardens and seating out front, an open-air play space for kids, a library with both local and iconic titles, locally made wares, a bright makers’ space, and a courtyard area between the site’s two buildings where visitors can explore Rivian’s mission, products, and programs. The Venice Hub offers workshops focused on useable knowledge (plant an organic garden this fall or how to get the most of a visit to a National Park) and discussions about concepts such as sustainable energy.