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Rooftop terrace with modern outdoor furniture set against a backdrop of architectural glass and clean-lined structures. Purple abstract sculpture adds a pop of color, with greenery accentuating the urban landscape view.
Rooftop terrace with modern outdoor furniture set against a backdrop of architectural glass and clean-lined structures. Purple abstract sculpture adds a pop of color, with greenery accentuating the urban landscape view.

USC’s Lawrence Ellison Institute

A Project Specifically Designed to Take Advantage of Natural Surroundings and Abundant Sunlight.

71,000 sf

Los Angeles, CA

Architecture, Lighting

Commercial

Ark, Spark

Modern office interior highlighting exposed wooden beams and slatted ceiling design, complemented by glass railing, open-plan staircases, and indoor greenery, creating a biophilic, industrial aesthetic with natural light.

We designed this 71,000-square-foot creative office building for maximum flexibility, value, and outdoor connectivity. Emphasizing sustainability without compromising on budget, the building’s orientation and material choices—including large multi-panel glass doors and skylights—enhance access to natural light and ventilation. Strategic landscaping and the utilization of the property’s North-South axis allow for lengthy terraces on both sides. The project’s high ceilings and ample glass elevate the double-height entrance lobbies.

Concrete and wood construction

Indoor/outdoor connection

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