Loyola Marymount University, Office of the President

Los Angeles, California

New executive offices for the president of Loyola Marymount University were constructed as part of a consolidation of administrative offices, academic departments and student facilities/services into a newly purchased corporate office building adjacent to the campus. The 12,000-square-foot Office of the President includes reception and administrative areas, a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONFEATURED IN2001 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYAdministrative Areas/Offices room, gallery, and a separate, private dining room and boardroom.

The new offices were to have an open feeling, one that was accessible to all students, faculty and staff. They needed to be welcoming and comfortable, yet distinctive and representative of the university’s commitment to quality design.

Special design features, some of which take advantage of being on the building’s top floor, include the addition of skylights in interior spaces, a wood-burning fireplace in the president’s office, raised ceilings and custom lighting elements.

A color palette of muted earth tones, simple but elegant materials, classic furniture designs and an eclectic collection of art, drawn from the university’s archives, all lend to create a relaxed, inviting environment that is open to all.