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Stamps.com's New Coroprate Headquarters Now Complete
Ware Malcomb provided architecture and interior architecture and design services for Stamps.com’s new corporate headquarters in El Segundo, California.
By: Ware Malcomb
Ware Malcomb was hired by Stamps.com to provide architecture and interior architecture and design services for their new Corporate Headquarters renovation project. The project included renovating two adjacent, three-story office buildings totaling 82,000 square feet. The total project size was expanded to 100,000 square feet by adding a new two-story 18,000 square foot lobby that connects the two existing buildings with new steel moment frames. The new headquarters includes a luxury lobby, glass box suspended conference rooms, an interactive cafeteria, collaborative lounge areas, fitness center and additional spaces to provide employee amenities throughout the office.
Stamps.com’s new creative office headquarters showcases an innovative, contemporary, and sleek design. The new hardscape design at the entry includes an integral water feature and handicap accessible ramp that provides a grand sense of arrival. Large expanses of a two-story curtain wall capture the space between the two existing buildings. Structural glazing was used for the stair tower and a mass wall was cast in place for the stairs to cantilever from.
The main core of the existing buildings was redesigned to provide a more efficient layout of space and easy access. The project also included 60,000 square feet of office tenant improvements and a full exterior remodel of the entire building while occupied by tenants. The key goals of the project were to promote collaboration and teaming as well as capturing the natural daylight. This was achieved by creating an open floor plan, lowering the horizon line of the workstations, installing a central skylight and large sidelites at the private office and conference room facades. Spiral glass stairs were installed under the central skylight to act as sculptural element and to allow for vertical circulation.
In addition, Ware Malcomb’s graphic design studio wm graphics provided interior branded graphics, signage design, and graphic design services.
The General Contractor for the project was KPRS (www.kprsinc.com).
Stamps.com is the leading provider of Internet-based postage services. Stamps.com's service enables small businesses, high volume shippers, enterprise shippers, and consumers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage with just a PC, printer and Internet connection, right from their home or office. The Company currently has PC Postage partnerships with Avery, Microsoft, HP, the U.S. Postal Service and others.
About Ware Malcomb (www.waremalcomb.com)
Ware Malcomb’s Los Angeles office offers planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm with 14 office locations throughout the United States, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Mexico and Panama. The firm specializes in the design of commercial office, industrial, technology, healthcare, retail, auto dealerships, public/institutional, educational facilities and renovation projects.
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