Size: 100,000 SF
Pursuing Certification: LEED Gold and WELL Platinum
Laserfiche is a leading global provider of business process and information management software, with its headquarters based in Long Beach, California. Studio One Eleven will be designing their new creative-office campus as part of the renaissance of the creative-office corridor in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach. The new headquarters will accommodate the company’s rapid growth, with employees projected to double from 300 to 600 by the year 2025. The office design will be inspired by the likes of mid-century architect Edward Killingsworth, who was also based in Long Beach.
On Long Beach Boulevard near the San Diego Freeway, the Mid-Century-Modern-inspired landmark will be visible to over a half a million motorists daily. It will be Laserfiche’s fourth structure in the area, solidifying a growing campus. It also converts an underutilized site originally designed for oil extraction into a more sustainable use.
Some key design elements as determined through a thorough programming exercise between the design team and Laserfiche's staff:
• Mid-Century-Inspired: Studio One Eleven’s design reflects a landmark garden-office building — directly across the street — by noted Mid-Century architect Edward Killingsworth. Studio One Eleven mirrored the massing of the building, stacking it vertically and sliding forms horizontally to create shade and multiple outdoor spaces.
• Space Configuration: The design shifts the service core – typically in the center of an office building – to the outer western edge. This allows for a more contiguous workspace and a communal environment. The solid core also serves to block unwanted western solar heat gain.
• Sustainability: To meet the staff's operational and programming needs, some of the design team's top priorities were connections to natural light, nature and support of physical fitness. The current design underway incorporates 100% access to daylight while minimizing glare on the south and east sides with exterior shading. The upper floors on the south side extend over the ground floor to prevent increased solar heat gain in the summer. This, tied in with a high performance VRF system directly contributes to a 24% increase in efficiency beyond the LEED baseline supporting LEED Gold Certification.
• Health and Wellness: Office-based lifestyles can render 90% of our time spent indoors which plays a major role on our mental and physical wellbeing. To support a healthy work environment, the Laserfiche team is pursuing WELL Platinum certification. Design strategies include increased ventilation, high performance air filters, and a wide variety of indoor and outdoor restoration spaces dedicated to decrease stress and enhance productivity.