Blackline21300 Victory Blvd
Burbank, CA 91606
Design Achievement - Rapidly expanding financial technology company Blackline Systems wanted a dynamic new home to reflect their open culture and support future growth in the Greater Los Angeles area. After analyzing three sites and facilitating an immersive set of creative visioning meetings with executives and a select group of Business Unit Leaders and employees, DLR Group determined that Blackline would be best served adapting their current location to reflect their emerging culture. The challenge of keeping employees connected across multiple floors “Heart” is solved through an open, central stair, dubbed The Heart. On the second floor, the Heart spills out onto an expansive, tech-enabled Recharge Zone. The zone includes a music room, comfortable lounge seating, booths, a full-service kitchen and a game area to encourage open culture. “Garage doors” at the perimeter of the zone allow expansion into or separation from an adjacent multi-function training room with capacity for 120. On the third floor, a unique “treehouse” is an open, airy conference room designed for informal collaboration. Blackline’s signature colors of black and yellow are refined in a sophisticated color and material palette boasting rich textures and reinforcing the homey feel.
Scope Summary - This project comprised phased, occupied tenant improvements to 65,000 SF of office to serve as headquarters for Blackline System’s 450 employees in Woodland Hills, CA. The program, spread over three floors, includes private offices, open work stations, small and large conference rooms, informal lounge and collaboration spaces, a game room, a music room, quiet pods, training areas, and a kitchen. Work included an in-depth programming and visioning predesign process to discover True Fit, re-planning floor configuration; selective demolition of walls and ceilings; new paint; new carpet, new furnishings and fixtures. DLR Group provided architecture and interior design services on the project.