Creative Office Interiors:On the site of a huge former US Post Office distribution facility in Playa Vista, the Microsoft LA offices were built to highlight and showcase emerging Microsoft technology. The building houses an envisioning center to allow clients to interact with newly developed systems. The facility provides education and training in advanced technology and is a highly creative space integrated with cutting edge audio-visual and software tools
A challenge emerged when, after the design phase, unbudgeted cost overruns threatened the project. But ARC, working closely with its partners Gensler, and Cushman & Wakefield, were able to substantially re-design and reconfigure things in such a way as to be on track to complete the project in the summer of 2013, fitting comfortably within it's original rollout schedule. The project was constructed by Shangri-LA.