Playa Vista, California
Distinctive brands require unique workplace solutions to communicate their culture and engage their dynamic workforce. Our client Aftershock Games is no exception and this project highlights the unique ability for a furniture program to underscore a company’s vision.
In 2017, 21st Century Fox’s FoxNext Games acquired Aftershock, a world-class mobile gaming studio, as part of its strategy to dive deeper into the growing video-gaming industry. As a result, Aftershock needed to consolidate its operations into one location. Sited in Los Angeles’ Silicon Beach, the new workspace reflects the studio’s dynamic and distinctive personality. Designed by OKB Architecture, Unisource Solutions was brought on to create a furniture program representative of the brand and culture. The design won an IIDA Calibre Design Award for large workspace.
Conceived as a series of solids and voids connected by a playful installation of black rope throughout, the design seamlessly links the multiple studios, creating one cohesive space. Working within a minimalist color scheme dominated by a black and white palette, we enhanced OKB’s narrative with furnishings that combine sleek, geometrical shapes with modern materials and modular elements.
We outfitted the 38,730 square foot workspace, providing furnishings for the lobby, 2 board rooms, 8 conference rooms, 8 collaborative spaces, a meeting hall, 18 huddle rooms, the pantry and surrounding areas, and 204 workstations.
Our approach was to provide furniture that maximized the budget and optimized the floor plan while adhering to a tight schedule. As a result, we custom designed a built-in banquet for one of the board rooms, created a one-of-a-kind tiered seating area for the meeting hall, and designed a custom solution for the pantry-area. We sourced lounge seating and ancillary product for all other collaborative areas, including groupings of furnishings peppered throughout. For the private work areas, we specified a modern design complete with adjustable height desks and storage. For 30 of the workstations, we were able to reuse the client’s existing product, adding to the components for a unified look.
We continue to work with OKB and 21st Century Fox on Aftershock’s future expansion plans.