HOK Los Angeles Studio

HOK Los Angeles Studio
Los Angeles, CA
Benny Chan

HOK’s Los Angeles studio has found a new home in the Arts District's creative heart, ROW DTLA.

Central to HOK’s philosophy is the design of inclusive, neurodiverse work environments where everyone can thrive. In the new office, workspaces are 'floating'—flexible, unassigned areas catering to a diverse spectrum of sensory needs. These spaces range from serene environments to sensory-rich zones, all supporting hybrid work.

Tangram sourced and installed furniture for all areas, including lobby, conference rooms, open office, private offices, wellness rooms, library, huddle rooms, and pantry.

For the open office workstations, the desk system needed to be visually appealing, and functional, but also within budget. Therefore, the AMQ Kinex was an ideal solution as a timeless, heigh-adjustable, and cost-effective option.

Mirroring the dynamic mixed-used district in which the office exists, the furniture selected has an industrial yet artisan feel and supports the multi-purpose goal of each space. Finishes and colorways selected complement the raw concrete and sweeping windows, bringing warmth to the utilitarian-style space.

Sustainability, Environmental, and Wellbeing Achievements

HOK's design for the office has earned a LEED Platinum rating, integrating various eco-friendly strategies. In addition to adaptively reusing the building to preserve its historic character, the space includes energy-efficient HVAC systems, effective daylighting, reduced lighting power density and daylight/occupancy sensors. These features have cut energy consumption by 56% compared to ASHRAE baseline data. Water conservation measures like efficient low-flow fixtures have reduced water use by 39%. In addition, sustainable construction methods, including the use of recycling and low-VOC materials, contribute to better indoor air quality.

The design has also secured a Fitwel 1 Star Rating. Amenities promoting health and wellness include a wellness room, a multipurpose area and a refreshment station stocked with local beverages.

Biophilic design elements—like abundant natural light, plants, organic materials, nature-inspired colors and sweeping outdoor views—further enhance well-being. Assistive technologies, sit-stand desks and adjustable lighting boost productivity and comfort.

Featured Products

Desk Systems
Office Chairs
Conference + Collaborative Tables
Side + Guest Chairs
Occasional Tables
Conference + Collaborative Tables