Meyer Architecture has recently renovated and restored a mid-century modern two-story garden office building in West Los Angeles for its own architecture and interior design firm and have coined it a “Creative Arts Building.”  Meyer Architecture’s vision was to develop a creative environment that would inspire a variety of design firms and also nourish a sense of community.  The building was taken down to its studs and re-built to accommodate the electrical demands of 21st century technology, including security systems, DSL, data ports, and telephone lines, all of which are integrated out of sight while protecting the visual integrity of the building.  The modern post and beam architecture has been left exposed and is celebrated with reveals and lease configurations that do not violate the structural beams. Japanese-influenced landscaping, with a wall of bamboo and Mayten trees lifted by crane into the inner courtyard, inspires the building’s creative community daily.  The parkway at street level has been newly landscaped and includes ambient night lighting.

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