For more than a decade, Sasaki has worked with Monitor on the design of its office spaces. All of Monitor's offices have consistent space standards, but each features unique identities that are rooted in the context of their location and climate. For Monitor's West Coast office, inspiration for the design and interior palette were derived from the temperate Los Angeles climate, especially indoor-outdoor living spaces that are characterized by Case Study Houses and exotic native vegetation. The entire project, from programming through construction and installation, was completed in six months.
A formal reception area and adjacent conference rooms are zoned near the elevator lobby. The lobby is composed of carved out "rooms" along a diagonal plane that house the entry wall, reception desk, and waiting areas. These areas are supported by a catering kitchen. Due to the confidential nature of Monitor's business, offices are situated away from the entrance. Monitor's standard program is that all consultants work in private offices, either single or shared, with numerous gathering spaces—including team rooms, conference rooms, café, and lounges—to foster collaboration among the staff. Supporting staff members are adjacent to the offices in open workstations. Offices are fully glazed to bring natural light into the space and facilitate views to the exterior.
At Monitor Los Angeles, Sasaki carefully selected a sophisticated palette of natural materials that are accented by exterior elements. They include polished concrete floors, palmwood wall panels, vivid citrus hued accents, and lighting in the form of constellations.
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