These tech offices set the bar for workspaces in LA — and we got to tour them

by Hannah Levy
January 11, 2019

Offices are built with intention in this town. Because in Los Angeles more than most places, environment is everything — and the tech companies who call this place home know that well.  

The spaces they build are more than just gorgeous — they’re reflections of the talent they house and the broader goals those teams are working toward.

Here are three LA companies who do that particularly well, and whose spaces we were lucky enough to tour virtually.

 

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There’s a lot to like about Centertfield Media’s office. Based smackdab in the middle of Silicon Beach, the digital media company plays into its laid-back beach surroundings with a resort-like outdoor patio space (they have literal work cabanas) and a yoga studio on site. Centerfield’s Dugout platform provides big data marketing and sales solutions to a top-tier list of Fortune 500 clients, including AT&T and Sprint. Did we mention they’ve raised $156 million — and they’re hiring?    

Location: Playa Vista

Move-in date: July 2017

Square footage: 38,000 square feet

Onsite amenities: Weekly yoga classes, unlimited gym access, daily food trucks, complimentary snacks and beverages including cold brew and kombucha kegs, quiet rooms, frequent catered lunches and more.

All of our office spaces are open, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with views.”

 

What’s one special touch that sets your office apart?

“We have a large outdoor patio — complete with fire pits, barbeques, a built-in bar, giant yard games, cabanas and hammocks — that we use for happy hours, events, meetings, lunches, etc. We also have many conference rooms, huddle rooms and a huge yoga/game room. All of our office spaces are open, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with views.” - Gena Romano, HR Director at Centerfield  

 

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We’ve had an eye on Within for a while — and it turns out, they have a pretty amazing office. Based in the heart of Culver City, the virtual reality company has the kind of office you want to spend time in, an industrial-chic tech mecca with VR/AR demo rooms and wall-to-wall windows. The company was founded by music video director Chris Milk and former Googler Aaron Koblin and has raised $52.6 million in funding to date. That cash is going into building out their team, from product to design.

Location: Culver City

Move-in date: September 2016

Square footage: 11,617 square feet

Onsite amenities: Three demo rooms for VR/AR exploration and gaming, quiet meditation room, lactation room, outdoor patio with a fire pit, fully-stocked kitchen, catered meals two times a week, cold brew, kombucha, and craft beer on tap, and more.

The Within office is architecturally beautiful and always buzzing with new and exciting activity.”

 

What’s one special touch that sets your office apart?

“Within is the premier destination for innovative, entertaining and informative story-based virtual and augmented reality. Centrally located in ever-growing Culver City, the Within office is architecturally beautiful and always buzzing with new and exciting activity.” -Norah Gustafson, Office Manager at Within

 

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Inspire’s office, like their mission, is inspirational. The company built the world’s first consumer-focused clean power platform, offering renewable energy certificates from local, regional and national wind farms to make clean energy accessible for anyone with a utility bill. Inspire’s (frankly, gorgeous) office reflects those values, featuring a living green wall, a track around the office for walking meetings and outdoor collaboration spaces. The company was named one of Inc.’s 500 fastest-growing startups of 2018 and is hiring across the board.  

Location: Santa Monica

Move-in date: November 2018

Square footage: 8,760 square feet

Onsite amenities: Onsite kitchen equipped with snacks, coffee, tea and other beverages; collaboration spaces throughout the office, including an atrium and open courtyard; living green wall; hammock chairs and outdoor work areas; ping pong table and other onsite games; restaurant-like dining areas; product lab; track around building for walking meetings; and more.

We offer a unique twist on the open office floor plan with a wrap-around outdoor track for walking meetings.”

 

What’s one special touch that sets your office apart?

“Our office was designed with collaboration and productivity in mind for our employees (we call ourselves ‘Avengers’). We offer a unique twist on the open office floor plan with a wrap-around outdoor track for walking meetings, an atrium with designated working areas, and hammocks designed to encourage creativity.” - Denise Schenasi, Marketing and Communications at Inspire

 

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