HOK’s design team helped transition Avery Dennison’s Los Angeles headquarters from a dated office environment to 45,000-sq.-ft. modern workspace.
When Chari Jalali and Clay Pendergrast, both directors of interiors based in HOK’s Los Angeles office, first walked into the 1980’s building that served as the corporate headquarters for Avery Dennison, “the staff was siloed in private offices or high-panel workstations.”
“With HOK’s guidance, Avery Dennison signed a lease in a LEED Gold building, securing 45,000 square feet spread across two levels. Progress didn’t stop there, either. There was to be no more hierarchy, not a single private office. Instead, myriad shared spaces would include break-out areas, a café, and an amphitheater for all-hands occasions.”
“Corporate identity takes a more literal form, too. ‘Before, there was no reference to what the company does. So we went through its digital library,’ Jalali notes. Pendergrast adds, ‘We also looked through lockers and storage rooms.’ Smart moves, as it turns out that Avery Dennison was sitting on a treasure trove of vibrant photographs.HOK curated them, then blew up the chosen images into full-color murals.”
“Alongside workstations, a train goes speeding by—particularly appropriate for a company that makes film to wrap railroad cars for branding purposes.”