SOM Celebrates Topping Out of Pen Factory in Santa Monica, California

On Thursday, April 6th, SOM project manager Dan Herman, job captain Wes Bassett, and members of the team working on Pen Factory, including representatives from Lincoln Properties and general contractor Morley Builders, participated in a topping out ceremony in Santa Monica, California. The ceremony marked preparations for the final concrete pour—the last section of slab covering the below-grade garage—at the construction site of Pen Factory.

A sustainable, adaptive reuse project, Pen Factory transforms a long-abandoned manufacturing facility into a multi-tenant creative workplace. Inspired by the spirit of Southern California, the design of the renovated space promotes an open, casual, and flexible work environment. Located in the heart of one of Santa Monica’s most active creative office communities, Pen Factory is in close proximity to a variety of technology, e-commerce, media, and entertainment companies.