Innovative Office Interiors

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Breathing Islands

The challenge: Pallotta Teamworks needed to consolidate its growing team into a single creative headquarters in Los Angeles. The company, which produces charitable road races and other events, found a 47,000 square foot unconditioned warehouse space to build out, but it was on a strict budget of $40 per square foot. Clive Wilkinson Architects took the job, and took a radical approach to opening up functional and creative aspirations by looking for future savings in heating and cooling. It maximized daylight through skylights, isolated air conditioning to the islands where people worked most, and built islands of offices, including an impressive "executive tower."