NeueHouse Bradbury Opens in One of Downtown LA’s Architectural Icons

An ornate, historic building welcomes the forward-thinking collaborative workspace

At the corner of Broadway and 3rd Street, in Los Angeles’ historic theater district, the Bradbury Building endures as an epicenter for architecture enthusiasts and film buffs. Opened in 1893, its expansive Victorian atrium—with marble stairs, open cage elevators, elaborate iron railings and plentiful natural light—continues to draw visitors and elicit gasps. It’s so beautiful that Hollywood has used it as the dramatic setting for scenes in …

Pioneer of Office Design, Florence Knoll Bassett Dies at 101

Anyone familiar with open floor plans, straight lines and simplicity within their office knows the work of Florence Knoll Bassett. The acclaimed architect and designer reimagined corporate workspaces through her system of “total design,” which removed heavier drapes and desks and championed sleek, modern additions. As the design director of Knoll Associates, for more than 20 years, she pioneered minimalist direction. Her vision still inspires today. Read …

Amazon.com Opens a Rainforest-Filled Office

Equal parts greenhouse and office space, Amazon.com’s $4 billion downtown Seattle Spheres structure features verdant walkways and non-traditional, chair-laden meeting spaces. There also happens to be about 40,000 plants of 400 species, creating a rainforest-like environment (72 degrees, humidity at 60%, and a breeze throughout). It’s aimed to provide inspiration to employees. Jeff Bezos actually just opened the doors on the facility, by way of …