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Construction Underway at Santa Monica's Pen Factory

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Source: Urbanize.LA

Clarion Partners, a New York-based real estate firm, is partnering with Dallas-based Lincoln Property Company to convert a former Santa Monica factory into creative offices.

Designed by global architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, the Pen Factory's facade will hint at the property's history through a series of "colorful striations," which evoke pen lines. Like many creative office developments, plans call for an open floor plan supplemented by landscaped exterior spaces. A courtyard entrance is being cut through the center of the building, and the addition of windows and skylights will allow for natural light and fresh air to flood the interior.

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