C.W. Driver Companies, a premier builder serving California for more than 103 years, today announced the completion of a 36,736-square-foot creative office building at 1550 Euclid St. in downtown Santa Monica. The mixed-use retail and office building is located five minutes walking distance from the Metro Expo Line light rail train. The three-story, steel-frame structure is split into two wings by a U-shaped footprint above the ground level that centers around an exposed courtyard on the second floor. Stunning floor-to-ceiling glass wraps the building’s exterior, making it a focal point in Silicon Beach, the creative tech capital of Southern California.
The first floor consists of 4,086 square feet of street-facing retail and 9,753 square feet of creative business and professional office space. The second floor houses an additional 12,280 square feet of creative business and professional office space, along with a fully functioning kitchen and an outdoor terrace. The third floor includes 9,664 additional square feet of office space and a screening room. The building also includes three levels of subterranean parking with 90 parking spaces and 23 custom bike racks for long-term storage in the lobby.
“This forward-thinking creative office space was built with sustainability and wellness in mind to match the professional needs of Southern California tech employees and enhance the pedestrian-friendly corridor with additional retail,” said Judd Reas, project executive at C.W. Driver Companies. “C.W. Driver Companies’ vast experience building creative office spaces in highly trafficked cities prepared our team to deliver this project on time and on budget despite assisting the design team with the exterior glass façade along with the curved grand stair and the current labor and material challenges.”
Located just west of Metro’s 17th Street/Santa Monica College Station, the Euclid creative office building is easily accessible for employees and customers commuting by public transportation. The building includes solar panels that provide power to future tenant spaces and equipment. Additional energy-efficient and sustainable elements include EV chargers for electric vehicles and drought-resistant landscaping.
C.W. Driver Cos. worked with Belzberg Architects on the project. Recent commercial projects in preconstruction by C.W. Driver Cos. include the three-story, 38,000-square-foot commercial project for Redcar Properties at 1650 Euclid Street in Santa Monica; a three-story, 325,000-square-foot mixed-use development located at 1000 Seaward St. in Los Angeles for Plus Development; and the recently completed Twenty by Six, a six-story, 90,000-square-foot creative office building for LeBeau Realty in downtown San Diego.