Case Study:

Capital Brands HeadquartersA Healthy Workplace for a Nutrition Brand

Los Angeles, California, USA

The Challenge

Having outgrown their previous space, Capital Brands chose a 20,000 square foot location within an existing commercial office building on Los Angeles’ legendary Wilshire Boulevard. HKS was asked to create an authentic, branded environment that fosters the well-being of employees, clients and Capital Brands’ bottom line.

The Design Solution

Designed by HKS as a one-stop-shop for the integration of Capital Brands’ business needs, the company’s headquarters includes a demonstration kitchen, a multimedia editing room and an engineering lab. Workstations feature sit/stand desks and well-being is prioritized as a central focus of the space, with a self-serve juice bar available to staff and a variety of spaces to suit individual work styles.

The Design Impact

Used for production shoots, the demonstration kitchen doubles as a stage for live nutrition demonstrations when a skyfold wall is raised. Reconfigurable seating in a central garden lounge accommodates up to 100 local students for lessons in healthy living and it is sufficient in size to enable a large proportion of staff and/or visitors to gather and build upon community connections. The engineering lab’s large screen facilitates collaboration with team members across the globe, reducing the carbon footprint for effective communication.

Project Features

  • 20,000 square feet
  • Test kitchen
  • Production editing room
  • R&D lab
  • Juice bar
  • Employee kitchen