The Bradbury Building, Los Angeles’s first commercial structure erected in 1893, is indelibly etched in our cultural imaginations as the set for the film “Blade Runner.” Come November, this figurative and literal landmark renowned for its sky-lit atrium, open stairways, cage elevators, and elaborate ironwork will be the setting for a 21st-century workplace-hospitality shift.
NeueHouse, a pioneer in the co-working phenomenon, will open 25,000 square feet of space on the second floor. True to form, the company has opted for a significant building to mark its expansion into DTLA. Its first co-working space in Los Angeles, which opened in fall 2015, is sited within the former CBS west coast headquarters in Hollywood’s Columbia Square.
With interiors by DesignAgency of Toronto and Los Angeles, this latest upscale endeavor will include such amenities as a gallery, café, and meditation/nap room as well as varied conference, office, and workplace options. A preview shows the spaces to be crisp, light-filled, and, naturally, modern as a counterpoint to the landmarked Bradbury’s moodiness. Slated, too, is a roster of cultural and business-related events, thought-provoking enough to make the downtown drive well worth the effort.