“Our firm has experienced tremendous growth in the region over the last two years, more than doubling our revenue,” said Kevin Sticht, CannonDesign’s Chief Operating Officer based in Los Angeles. “This move builds off that energy and puts us in a centralized location to better serve our clients. It also brings our entire LA team together under a single roof for the first time, encouraging the types of cross-pollination and idea-sharing that are so important to developing transformational solutions.”
The move will happen in phases, with our Pasadena office moving into temporary downtown space on August 26, followed by our Century City team at the end of the year. Our new permanent office, which will be located on the 47th floor of the Citigroup Center at 444 S Flower St., is being both designed and built by our local design and construction team. We have employed this same approach to integrated design and construction on numerous projects throughout the region, better supporting cost control and accelerating speed-to-market. While our new office is under construction, our temporary space will be housed on the 20th floor of the same building; we will move into our new space in January 2020.
Like many of the workplaces we have recently designed in the region—including Showtime’s West Coast Headquarters in West Hollywood and Incipio Group’s Headquarters in Irvine—our new office is designed to inspire our employees to achieve new levels of creativity. It offers choice in where and how employees work and includes design strategies aimed at prompting collaboration among disparate groups. “Our office will no longer simply house our design process,” added Sticht. “It will become a part of it—deliberately bringing people and ideas together.”
Our move to downtown Los Angeles is the latest milestone in a string of success in the region. Current work includes projects for the Los Angeles International Airport, Kaiser Permanente, CBS Corporation, Children’s Hospital of Orange County, the Los Angeles Unified School District and more. As a result of our merger with gkkworks in 2018, we strengthened our ability to not only design solutions but also translate them into built environments with our in-house construction services. This expanded expertise has led to several significant project commissions, including the County of Los Angeles’ MLK Child and Family Wellbeing Center.
Late last year, we also hosted our first Innovation Accelerated by Design event in Los Angeles, which brought together more than 100 local leaders to explore the role design plays in spurring innovation.