Back in March, the staff of M. Grisafe Architects moved into a new office space. It was time. We were busting at the seams in our previous space, and the home office we were working out of was never intended to be a long-term solution for our Long Beach architecture firm.
I had been talking with a friend of mine earlier in the year who is the CEO at a nearby company (Overland, Pacific & Cutler) specializing in right of way and real estate services. He mentioned that he had some office space available in his building and would be willing to rent it out to our architecture firm. We jumped at the chance to move into a space that was so close to home (only 6 minutes away, even if you hit all red lights) and would give us the additional space we needed for our growing staff.
By sharing a space with a larger company, we get all of the benefits of a sizable office space, such as the use a conference room, a break room, and a great receptionist, without having to pay for square footage we don’t need. The new office space has a very industrial look, with exposed ductwork and structural components. It has a sophistication about it that clients probably expect to see in the office space of an established architecture firm. It’s a great place to work and should accommodate our needs for the foreseeable future.
Having a dedicated meeting space has been great for client meetings. We can have more focused discussions with our clients without being interrupted by other staff members’ phone calls or comings and goings. We also no longer have to be concerned with some of the distractions that come with working out of a home office, such the barking of neighborhood dogs. Our staff also has more flexibility with the hours they can work. Overall, it’s been a good move!
Our previous home office space served us well for many years as we launched and grew our Long Beach architecture firm, but moving to this new location feels like the next right step for our firm.
So, without further ado, here’s our new address:
3750 Schaufele Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90808
If you have an upcoming project for which you’ll need a residential or commercial Long Beach architect, we’d love to hear from you! We can set up an appointment to meet you at our new location, or we can come to you. Contact us today to get your initial questions answered or to get started with the process of designing the residential or commercial space you’ve been dreaming about!