What It Took
Throughout the process we’ve studied the quality of our air, water, acoustics, comfort, and light as a means of ensuring optimal spatial quality. We’ve expanded our Health and Wellness Program to include yoga, meditation, cross training, a running group, strength training, biking and team sports, and staff receives healthy, low sugar food options daily. Workstations are adjustable to suit the needs of each individual. We’ve embraced a beautiful new product, Fluidstance to promote standing, proper posture and eliminate chronic back pain.
Daylight is one of the most impactful attributes to employee satisfaction and productivity. Our space is unique in that our building is almost entirely surrounded by retail and our layout is deep, limiting the amount of opportunity for daylight fenestration. Despite our given conditions, the studio is consistently flooded with natural light through 20 large skylights hovering 25’ above the 24,000+ sf footprint.
Acoustics are typically the top culprit of distraction in an office space. We’ve had a few lessons learned with our extended construction timeline, but we’ve finally crossed the finish line with new acoustical panels, sound masking and additional roof insulation which has resulted in significantly higher staff satisfaction.
From a community perspective, our staff gets out, a lot! Long Beach boasts a Walkscore of 97, and now that the studio offers employees annual Long Beach Bike Share memberships, our staff now has access to explore even more of what Long Beach has to offer, with 150 minutes of ride time per day, per person.