ESIxCity: Los Angeles

Posted July 22, 2020

See how ESI Design has transformed places in Los Angeles into experiences that bring value for commercial real estate clients. From creative paint treatments to an interactive clock tower each experience creates a compelling sense of place. Explore our work through the interactive map, and scroll down to learn more about each project and see before & after images.

5161 Lankershim Blvd

Commercial Real Estate

Address: 5161 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601

Giant film-inspired supergraphics create a new Hollywood icon. Placemaking and branding come together transforming the building exterior to create a more vibrant workplace for a growing community of creative media professionals. Learn more.

101 N Brand Blvd

Commercial Real Estate

Address: 101 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

The town square plaza is activated with an interactive clock tower called the ‘Chromophone’ that creates a compelling sense of place. Visitors play the instrument to create abstract visualizations and audio effects in real time on the clock tower’s screen. Learn more.

800 N Brand Blvd

Address: 800 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203

An amenity-rich campus and algorithmic media art installation embodies the many moods of LA. At night, dynamic lighting brings the plaza alive, and links the plaza to the media art wall in the lobby. Learn more.

1055 E Colorado Blvd

Commercial Real Estate

Address: 1055 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

A bold color story and design motif unifies the property from the street. Step inside to find a 3D-printed relief map of the nearby Pasadena mountains. Dynamic lighting on the map reflects the time of day, and traverse the map in the same way the sun casts shadows across the mountains. Learn more.


Commercial Real Estate

Address: 1 California Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90071

In a neighborhood of new structural icons, 1CAL welcomes visitors with interactive elements and environmental graphics. Experience the dynamic illuminated surfaces which change subtly with the colors of the southern Californian sky, and see an expansive panoramic photograph of the LA skyline taken from the roof of the building transposed onto lobby windows. Learn more.

5220 and 5230 Pacific Concourse Drive

Commercial Real Estate

Address: 5230 Pacific Concourse Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045

An altered perspective transforms the typical SoCal workday. Playful paint application around the windows create the illusion of three-dimensional boxes, an eye-catching feature visible from the road. The optical illusions extend throughout the campus, with building IDs that appear to be three-dimensional cubes but upon closer inspection reveal themselves to be flat signage. Learn more.


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