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Thoughtfully Designed Residential Co-Working Spaces Blend the Best of Live-Work Balance

From freelancers and employees with flexible work schedules to startup founders, more than two-thirds of people around the globe work remotely at least one day a week according to a recent study released by IWG, an international serviced office provider. Co-working spaces and shared office private clubs are continuing to rise in popularity. That trend, combined with shifts in American workforce habits and technology advancements are continuing to transform how and where we work.

Residential developers and leading architects, like Steinberg Hart, have taken note by creating shared workspaces that feature the comforts of home with the programmatic tenets of a well-designed workplace. We’ve married the workplace design expertise of our Commercial Interiors practice with our Mixed-Use and Residential design work to introduce inviting and highly functional environments for residents to plug-in, host a breakfast meeting, collaborate, or catch up on reading.

Spaces Designed Around How People Work

Steinberg Hart is collaborating with first-in-class operators, developers, and fellow design firms to introduce residential communities that feature well-planned co-working spaces that allow residents to work in a way that enhances their lifestyles. Recent examples include:

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Sunnyvale, CA I Client: Raintree Partners

Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley, Encasa is a new residential community that embraces the essence of indoor-outdoor California living in a modern-luxury living environment. Through thoughtful planning and programming, the Steinberg Hart design team integrated multiple co-working spaces throughout the 13-acre campus-like property that include private offices and open workstations to provide residents who work from home with all of the resources of an office or rented shared office without the need to leave their homes or have the additional expense. Steinberg Hart’s architecture team collaborated with Ankrom Moisan Architects, Inc who completed the interiors.

Sunnyvale, CA | Client: Sares Regis Group of Northern California

6tenEast is a residential development focused on creating community. The development is within walking and biking distance of Moffett Park, a technology focused business district of Sunnyvale that includes Google and Amazon among its current residents. Aiming to appeal to working professionals, the design centers around livability and connection for people working within the industry. To further activate the work center, booth-style seating is placed along the parameter to compliment other co-working spaces. In addition to Steinberg Hart, the design team for 6tenEast included CDC Designs.

Vision on Wilshire
Los Angeles, CA | Client: UDR, Inc.

Vision on Wilshire rises 18 stories above Los Angeles’ iconic Wilshire Boulevard and offers unobstructed views of the area including the Hollywood Hills and downtown Los Angeles. The recently completed 150-unit luxury high-rise community appeals to a range of professional with amenities that include co-working spaces where residents can entertain clients, hold intimate meetings or read a script while curled up to a fireplace. In the podium-level lounge, glassed-in small meeting rooms provide residents a space for private meetings and calls. Mr. Important designed the public space interiors at Vision on Wilshire.

AMP Lofts
Los Angeles, CA | Client: Greystar

The AMP Lofts is a seven-story building consisting of 320 live-work units above 20,000 SF of ground-floor retail in the heart of downtown Los Angeles’ Arts District, designed in collaboration with Shimoda Design Group. The designers incorporated pieces of the site’s history, such as the signage from the original tenant, AMP Automotive, after which the project is named and original brickwork. Currently under construction, the 320-unit live-work community includes a 5,000 SF clubhouse for residents to co-work and co-mingle lounge areas for casual meetings, long communal work tables and a business center. Also included in the property is a 5,000 SF workshop where residents can create and fabricate there designs without leaving the development.

Mountain View, CA | Client: UDR, Inc.

Spanning a through block in central Mountain View, the development adds 155 residences and approximately 4,500 SF of neighborhood-serving retail to the neighborhood. The mixed-use project creates a place for residents to live, work, shop, and play. In addition to the property’s private conference rooms, the expansive ground-level lounges serves double use as a well-programmed co-working space.


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