The project, which repurposed an abandoned manufacturing facility adjacent to the Expo Line's 26th Street/Bergamot Station, features over 200,000 square feet of modern offices and 76,000 square feet of subterranean parking.
Architecture firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill designed the commercial reuse project, which divided the long-vacant building into two smaller structures. In an homage to the property's former tenant - the Papermate Company - the exterior of the buildings feature a series of colorful striations that are called "pen-lines."
Video streaming company AwesomenessTV has reportedly leased 90,000 square feet of the building, which will serve as its new headquarters.
Lincoln and Clarion acquired the property in 2015, after a transit-oriented development originally planned for the site saw its approvals rescinded by the Santa Monica City Council. The proposed development from Hines had called for a mixture of apartments, offices and pedestrian-oriented commercial space.
In addition to the Pen Factory, a new office building is under construction a short distance north at Colorado Boulevard.
- Construction Underway at Santa Monica's Pen Factory (Urbanize LA)