Inside The Broad Foundation’s New Los Angeles Office
Non-profit organization The Broad Foundation hired architecture and interior design firm ShubinDonaldson to design their new office in Los Angeles, California.
“As you proceed through the elevator lobby, your first experience is the Education Library – a warm, textured, inviting social space designed to express the Foundation’s emphasis on education. Filled with a rich material palette, all the way up to the low coffered ceiling, this room, which is based on the Le Corbusier, Charlotte Perriand exhibition “House for a Young Man”, serves as a domestic, communal space aimed to induce curiosity and promote conversation. Fold-up windows help connect the Library to the Kitchen, simultaneously acting as a serving space for the combined social area.
Transparent private offices are in the project’s core while open workspaces surround the building perimeter creating an egalitarian bright work area filled with natural light and views of the city skyline. The architecture, with its clean, simple lines, and elegantly detailed office fronts trimmed in white oak, lends itself as the ideal backdrop to the client’s impressive art collection. It is complemented by the circulation spaces, which double as curated fine art galleries.”