Latham & Watkins LLP

Los Angeles, California
January 1st 2008

This international law firm traded the conventional status of upper floors for a commanding presence at the base of a Class-A office building after the design team demonstrated how an existing 30-foot-high, ground-floor retail space could be repositioned into a dynamic conference center by adding a mezzanine. The mezzanine is held off the perimeter and appears to float thanks to tension rods from which it hangs, revealing a dramatic, two-story glass promenade along the façade. A monumental, black granite staircase connects the three-level conference center, while bright and lively corner cafés on each floor creatively exploit an otherwise irregular space. The offices are certified LEED-CI®.

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