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Pen Factory Tenant Wins Top Architecture Award

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The Los Angeles Business Council gave a Santa Monica media company top honors for its new offices inside the Pen Factory near Bergamot Station at their annual architecture awards Friday.

Awesomeness is an entertainment brand that caters to teenagers by helping young internet sensations build their brands, monetize their content and improve their production quality. The company’s new offices take up the East Wing of the recently remodeled 1950’s era Papermate factory.

“The Awesomeness project reimagines how we use office space to meet the needs of today’s workforce,” said Mary Leslie, LABC president. “We congratulate the winning team for their innovative design and for helping L.A. keep pace with the needs of the modern Angeleno.”

The company’s new offices were designed by architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP. It was one of 54 projects that took home honors during the 48th annual LABC Architecture Awards.

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