Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Size: 27,000 sf
Program: Creative Office, Research+Development, Innovation lab
MEP: Syska+ Hennessy Group
Structural: BP Consulting Engineers
Graphics: EGG Design Group
Team Members R&A:
Christian Robert, Principal
Amanda Salud, Project Manager, Project Architect
Nicole Le Blanc, Alan Guillen, Marcos Moll, Teresa Marcos, Shannon Slade
We set off to discover a new type of work environment and new approach to business consulting for Boston Consulting Group's "Digital Ventures" team. The new group integrates Business Strategy with Product, User experience Design, and engineering disciplines.
The initial hub and prototype center, located in Manhattan Beach, CA, fosters collaboration between the three disciplines in hexagon shaped "Venture" rooms, deriving its shape from an initial research phase about new meeting room typologies.
These VENTURE rooms, paired with smaller in-promptu meeting rooms, segment a traditionally open floor plan into separate villages that allow focus, identify and yet openness to other teams.