GHJ

Workplace Strategy, Change Management

Los Angeles, California

The Challenge

Green Hasson Janks approached HLW for programming and design services after signing a lease to move into the top floor of The Bloc, a high-rise building in downtown Los Angeles. As an accounting, tax, and consulting firm, the company wanted the move to address and change two existing conditions.

Firstly, the current workspace in West LA didn’t reflect the company culture. Oddly-shaped perimeter offices engulfed narrow, white-washed hallways that separated enclosed rooms from oversized cubicles that were mostly empty. Aside from a small galley kitchen and a large conference room, the existing office provided no areas for collaboration or conversations away from one’s desk.

To the second point, only 52 people out of 160 showed up to the office on an average day due to the nature of GHJ’s work, leaving the office feeling empty and quiet.