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December 16, 2012

Culver City Creative Office Campus Development Breaks Ground

By Alex Girda, Associate Editor

A new Culver City office campus officially broke ground recently when developer Hackman Capital Partners LLC kicked off the construction of its WorkScapes at the Hayden Tract facility. The project includes the renovation and conversion of three different industrial buildings, operation for which the company has also recently secured a senior loan from Deutsche Bank. The space will be turned into creative offices that would match current market standards for facilities in the Westside.

WorkScapes at the Hayden Tract will offer potential tenants 126,400 square feet of loft-style, pet-friendly office space. The development also includes plans for a new parking structure at the site, one that will offer 556 covered parking spaces and 190 surface parking spaces at the corner of Hayden Avenue and Higuera Street. Abramson Teiger is the architecture company tasked with turning the three industrial buildings in Culver City into a high-grade creative office space. The market has surged in that area recently and it’s Hackman Capital’s bet that the WorkScapes development will be able to capitalize on the rise of creative office space.

The work at the site will include façade improvements using industrial concrete, glass and sculptural steel, while the parking facility will be branded using an installation artist and sculptor commissioned by Chris Puzio. Landscaping at the site will feature a host of low-water plants and outdoor tenant areas with barbecue pits and patios offering views of the nearby Culver hillside.

The development will also offer tenants 77,000 square feet of contiguous space, a feature that along with plentiful onsite parking, is a major draw in Hackman Capital Partners’ eyes. In addition to Abramson Teiger, the other companies involved with the WorkScapes at Hayden Tract creative office development are Artifex 10 landscape architects, VCA Engineers, Mars Engineering, Sigma Design & Insight Engineers, Standards Parking, LE Walters for general contracting, and Millie and Severson parking garage contractors.

Rendering courtesy of abramsonteiger.com