Henderson Engineers’ Los Angeles office moved three floors down on Thursday and doubled the size of its space. As the Henderson footprint and team has grown in Southern California since beginning operations in 2014, the need for more space in LA became a necessity. This move is a tribute to the success of a talented group led by Associate Vice President and Director of Los Angeles Operations Austin Allen.
Our office is now located on the 8th floor the historic 12-story Heron Building (previously known as the Pacific Finance Building) at 510 W. 6th St. and has an improved view of Pershing Square, a famous park in downtown LA. We’ve been working with architects from Omgivning since we first opened the LA office, specifically tapping into their historic building expertise. The Heron was constructed in 1921 and still features original exposed brick walls in some places. It is known as a delicate and attractive example of Renaissance Revival architecture.
“Our new office space – along with the room for growth and expansion – represents the culmination of our team’s hard work and the excitement from the AEC community over Henderson’s unique product offerings and commitment to exceptional customer service,” Allen said. “Our new office allows us room to grow the strength and size of our team and breadth of services while being located in the heart of the Los Angeles design community.”
The new space houses six conference rooms as opposed to only two in the previous office. There is a large hospitality and reception area with a bar. The front of house conference room has the ability to open up and there is a movable divider.
We partnered with California Lighting Sales – our lighting reps – to make this new space a showroom. There are unique fixtures and controls on display, and we are afforded the ability to entertain clients and architects while simultaneously showing off our space.
While polishing and fixing the exposed concrete floors, our staff discovered original floor marble within the bathroom, conference rooms, and electrical spaces. The in-house restroom has unique features, including a custom sink and Dyson faucet that doubles as a hand dryer. Senior Plumbing Designer Karl Caouette worked extensively to secure free bathroom fixtures.
Our team now has access to its own HVAC system separate from the building, which will allow for comfort at all hours of the day.
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