'Hayden Place' Garden in the Office in California
Cuningham Group constructed a new 'Hayden Place' office at Culver City, California to reinforce the firm’s emphasis on sustainabil...
Cuningham Group constructed a new 'Hayden Place' office at Culver City, California to reinforce the firm’s emphasis on sustainability, collaboration, and creativity. The new office, which is targeted for LEED Gold certification, features a host of sustainable elements. The office building itself was converted from an existing warehouse, and is located near a bike path and an Expo Light Rail stop. Large expanses of glass and four skylights introduce an abundance of natural light, while trickle vents allow fresh air to circulate through the space and exit through exhaust vents on the opposite end of the building. An indoor garden with native and adaptive plants filters the office air and creates a connection with nature. The garden is watered and maintained by employees. In addition to the interior garden, a vegetable garden is being grown in the office’s “backyard,” which faces a residential development.