Office Users Want Functional Outdoor Space

In the world of office design, creative office clearly reigns supreme. The trend has encapsulated creative and non-creative sectors alike. In Southern California, functional outdoor space has become one of the noteworthy trends in this type of design, according to Jinger Tapia, a principal at Ware Malcomb. The firm recently handled the design of the Station, Montana Avenue Capital Partners creative office renovation project in El Segundo. Once complete, Montana Avenue sold the property to AGI Properties for $580 per square foot—one of the highest prices ever paid in that market—while simultaneously inking a lease with L’Oreal. The popularity of the project not only shows the demand for creative office product, but that investors will pay top dollar for quality design. To find out more about the vision behind this project and Montana Avenue’s nearby project, the Landing, and how the creative office trend is continuing to evolve, we sat down with Tapia for an exclusive interview.GlobeSt.com: You recently worked on two Montana Avenue Capital Partners adaptive re-use projects—the Station and the Landing. What was your vision for those projects?

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