Two years after breaking ground near Culver City Station, concrete and rebar now protrude above ground at the site of a mixed-use office complex that will be the new headquarters of mobile game maker Scopely.
The project, located at 8888 Washington Boulevard, consists of a four-story building featuring approximately 60,000 square feet of office space above 6,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space. An automated parking structure capable of accommodating more than 200 vehicles spans beneath the project site.
The building, designed by Abramson Architects, will have an exterior composed of molded glass fiber reinforced panels embedded with LED strips.
Runyon Group, the developer of the project, signed Scopely to a lease for the entirety of the building's office space in April 2019. The "Star Trek Fleet Command" creator recently completed a fundraising round which values the company at $1.7 billion.
Scopely is slated to take up occupancy upon completion of 8888 Washington in 2020.
The 8888 Washington development is a follow-up to the adjacent Platform retail and office complex, which was also built by Runyon Group. The low-rise structure will sit along an increasingly vibrant stretch of shops and restaurants surrounding Culver City Station.
On the opposite side of Washington Boulevard, construction forges ahead for the $300-million Ivy Station development, featuring housing, retail, a hotel, and the new West Coast headquarters of HBO.
Just east on Washington Boulevard, another office building is now rising at the former site of the Surfas Culinary District. That building will become the new home of tech giant Apple's content division.
- 8888 Washington Boulevard (Urbanize LA)