Parrot House Echo Park Workplace


Parrot House Echo Park Workplace, Los Angeles CA, 2019
Opening in 2020


Real Estate Development;
Architectural Design;
Products & Branding;
Construction Management


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The Parrot House, part of our Echo Park Avenue Development, is a shared work and event space for independent journalists, writers, academics, activists, and others involved in the arts. The Parrot House’s mission is to provide Echo Park with an inclusive and supportive space where creatives can work individually and collaborate with members within and adjacent to their fields. A family-owned and operated workplace, conceived and run by neighborhood residents and native Angelenos with deep roots in the local architecture, design, and journalism communities, the Parrot House joins LA’s active local independent arts and culture scene.

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The Parrot House’s new home is a 2,000 square foot open space in a restored 1920s bow-truss building on Echo Park Avenue, just a few blocks from Sunset Blvd. We share the building with Tilda Wine, a wine bar and bottle shop, and Etti, a rustic Roman-style Italian restaurant, both of which offer discounts to Parrot House members and share an interior court with the workplace—a space that will offer opportunities to have spontaneous conversations, develop new partnerships, and broaden perspectives. 


Branding and graphic identity for Parrot House

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Parrot House under construction, Los Angeles, CA 2020

We’ve designed a space that provides not only the basic infrastructure for productivity (fiber-optic internet access and AV equipment, individual workspaces, shared lounge and reservable conference spaces) but also elements to support wellness, individual intellectual development, and community engagement. The space will be home to lectures, roundtables, private dinners, readings, and workshops. It is flexible, with a strong graphic and material identity to anchor its varied, 24-hour activities. We looked to some of California’s iconic interiors for inspiration—The Esalen Institute, Braniff Airways, and Sunset magazine spreads from the 1960s and 70s—and developed a collection of custom-built and vintage furniture pieces, lighting fixtures, and cabinetry.
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Parrot House under construction, Los Angeles, CA 2020


W: The Parrot House
IG: @parrothouse_echopark


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Mark