This ambitious adaptive reuse project transforms the Westside Pavilion shopping mall, a relic from the 1980s, into a cutting-edge urban office complex exclusively designed for a single tenant — a pioneering conversion of its kind. To breathe new life into this LA landmark, once an inward-facing retail giant, the design harnesses the mall’s lofty ceilings, multi-level atrium, and skylights to flood the interiors with natural light. Expansive floorplates spanning up to 150,000 square feet provide hyper-flexible open layouts, while large exterior terraces and patios create a seamless indoor-outdoor environment. Lifestyle amenities include a rooftop space with a garden deck and direct bridge access to the Westside Too shops. The retail-to-office conversion project removes the existing opaque facades and replaces them with a new glazed exterior enclosure to provide a fresh and contemporary aesthetic.
The occupancy of One Westside by a single tenant underscores the vitality of Los Angeles’s tech and media industries and reflects the evolution and growth of these sectors. The transformative office complex, which spans nearly 600,000 square feet, is an example of how innovative, large-scale creative office spaces in urban areas can be attained through forward-thinking adaptive reuse strategies.