On July 19th, 2018, SOM Associate Director Dan Herman will participate in a panel discussion with the Urban Land Institute (ULI). The event is part of ULI's case study and site tour of the SOM-designed Pen Factory in Santa Monica, California.
The Los Angeles Business Council has selected Awesomeness as a winner in the 48th annual Los Angeles Architectural Awards. SOM designed the interiors of the Santa Monica-based company, as well as the adaptive reuse project of Pen Factory, the former manufacturing building in which it is located.
On March 15th, 2018, SOM Director Jed Zimmerman will participate in a panel and roundtable discussion titled "The Inside Track on SOCAL Projects." The event is hosted by the Los Angeles Headquarters Association to explore current and recent projects in the area.
A group from SOM's Los Angeles office recently toured the new Santa Monica, California headquarters of Awesomeness, a global multi-platform media company. SOM provided architecture and interior design services for the 78,000-square-foot, two-level space, which is located in the larger Pen Factory.
The Santa Monica Lookout reports on the completion of the Pen Factory, a former Paper Mate pen factory that has been converted into a multi-tenant creative workplace. The article explores the site's history and the development of the SOM-designed adaptive reuse project for the Santa Monica building.
Curbed reports on the completion of Pen Factory, a sustainable, adaptive reuse project in Santa Monica, California. SOM's design transformed a long-abandoned assembly line manufacturing facility—a former Paper Mate pen factory—into a multi-tenant creative workplace.
On July 17th, 2017, a group from SOM's Los Angeles office took part in a site visit to Pen Factory in Santa Monica, California. The sustainable, adaptive reuse project is transforming a long-abandoned assembly line manufacturing facility into a multi-tenant creative workplace.
The New United States Courthouse is one of three SOM-designed projects to win a 2017 Los Angeles Architectural Award. Pen Factory and the Long Beach Civic Center project were also recognized in the annual competition, which is hosted by the Los Angeles Business Council.
On April 6th, 2017, members of the team working on Pen Factory participated in a topping out ceremony at the construction site in Santa Monica, California. Representatives from SOM, Lincoln Properties, and Morley Builders were present.
Los Angeles Magazine reports on the history and current transformation of the Pen Factory in Santa Monica, California. SOM's Carlos Madrid III discusses the design direction of the adaptive reuse project and shares his insight on designing the interiors for Pen Factory's first new tenant, AwesomenessTV.
Urbanize.LA features the SOM-designed Pen Factory in Santa Monica, which is currently under construction. The adaptive reuse project transforms the long-abandoned Paper Mate manufacturing facility into 200,000 square feet of sustainable, multi-tenant creative offices.
Curbed’s Los Angeles site has featured SOM’s newest creative workplace project—the Pen Factory. The article highlighted the colorful exterior striations that pay homage to the building’s history as a Paper Mate manufacturing plant.