NSB Associates, a Southern California real estate development and investment firm, has broken ground on Ascend, an 80,000-square-foot creative office building designed by the famed architect Frank Gehry.

Located at the Utah Avenue Campus in El Segundo, the building will feature 24-foot ceilings, large glass panel wals, skylights, and 16,000 square feet of private outdoor patio space.  Unique among creative office developments, Ascend will stand on a podium above a covered parking garage.

The project sits within close proximity to LAX, Metro's Green Line and the I-405 and I-105 freeways.

Ascend is further evidence of the southern spread of "Silicon Beach," as evidenced by a handful of other creative office buildings now underway in El Segundo.

NSB expects the building to be available by the fourth quarter of 2017.

Image courtesy of Gehry Partners
Image courtesy of Gehry Partners
Image courtesy of Gehry Partners

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