Size: 100,000 SF
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.
• Health and Wellness: Essential elements include natural daylight, biophilia (connection with natural elements to decrease stress and enhance productivity) and components that promote physical fitness. The office is targeted for LEED and WELL Gold certifications.