Shangri-La Construction’s (SLC) Headquarters is a fresh approach to the typical general contractor’s work environment. The 10,268 square foot office is a welcoming environment that engages staff and visitors alike; one that is aesthetically appealing with exceptional resources and sustainability and wellness at the forefront. To this end, the project is WELL Certified™ Gold – Pilot Program and this LEED® Gold project uses the LEED® Dynamic Plaque™ to manage its building performance.
Entering the main lobby, visitors are greeted by an expansive combination of reception, lounge, kitchen, and glass-fronted conference room with biophilia throughout including a large “living wall”. The experience is different, well-considered and progressive – values that SLC embodies. Taking cues from hospitality to create something more along the lines of a high-end living area, the space is purposed with making clients feel like they have been invited as guests into one’s home.
Private offices branch off the public space in two directions – one houses the Operations team while Executive, Business Development and Accounting are opposite. Each area is open in nature and served by multiple collaboration spaces encouraging teamwork. A decorative metal ceiling element and blue painted walls act as visual connectors between the areas, reaching out as signposts for movement through the hallways. Exterior offices sport downtown views, and glass office partitions ensure that light filters throughout.
The project is located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles at 550 South Hope Street, a 590,000 square foot building on a .92 acre site in downtown Los Angeles, directly across the street from The California Club and Los Angeles Central Library. The 28-story building, certified LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings, EnergyStar and BOMA’s 360 Performance Building standard, is, by design, one of the few boutique high-rises in the heart of the central business district. Private valet service greets customers and tenants alike. The site offers quick and easy ingress and egress to all of downtown’s major freeways and public transit options. There are more than two dozen shops and restaurants within walking distance, the weekly Farmer’s Market at nearby Pershing Square, and the Los Angeles Central Library next door, plus the 1.5-acre Maguire Gardens.