For the newest location of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar (the first was on Sawtelle), the company tapped design polymath Paul Basile, of Basile Studio, to create the space on Wilshire Boulevard in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles. A veteran of the San Diego design scene, Basile brought a warm, inviting vibe to the space. We chatted with him about his ideas for it recently.
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Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 18, and get ready to see the future as Daltile hosts NEXT in Downtown Los Angeles. It’s a celebration of the NEXT design trends, products and services in the flooring industry showcased at loftSEVEN, the penthouse event space atop the historic Haas Building. Meet, greet and mingle with colleagues at the stunning property designed in 1915 by Morgan, Walls & Morgan—itself a cutting-edge structure in its own time.
Commercial interiors and architecture firm Shlemmer+Algaze+Associates (SAA) is in the process of adding another Southern California office in the unused lobby of Paul Hastings Tower in City National Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. The new office will be in the same complex as Gensler’s new home, which gained so much attention in recent months.
According to Downtown LA blogger Brigham Yen, SAA leased the northern half of the Paul Hastings Tower’s lobby and elevator banks—formerly underutilized because the tower’s office workers enter and exit through the side facing the central plaza, leaving the 4,000 square foot space unused. SAA’s new space will house 22 architects. The interiors for the new office, pictured above and below, were designed by Steven Drucker, design principal of SAA.