Kovac Studio Los Angeles

Kovac Studio front view from street

In 2015, with the goal of enhancing our internal collaborative process, we moved into an old scuba shop in a rapidly gentrifying patch of West Los Angeles. We transformed the existing 4,000 SF of retail space into a light filled, open plan studio, encouraging staff to continuously interact with each other, and with clients.

 

Kovac Design's Studio, desks with employees working
Front waiting room of studio
Studio's sitting area with 'X' sculpture
Conference room
Michael Kovac writing on whiteboard in studio
Conference room

"As an homage to the building’s roots, we exposed the concrete floors, brick walls, ceiling beams, and kept the original New England Divers outdoor signage."

Michael Kovac, Founder and Design Partner
Studio team sitting at long table in studio
Employee moving ladder to second floor space
Kevin Johnson looking through supplies

Back of house spaces include meeting rooms, library, kitchen, and model / 3D fabrication shop where we experiment with materials, prepare mockups, and prototype ideas.

While we would have loved to check out the scuba suits, now the space meets our diverse needs – enabling the free flow of creativity, and sharing of ideas.

Photography by Lars Frazer

Team members standing and talking in studio kitchen
Employees working in model shop
Library with employees working together
Bike rack
Bathroom Door
Bathroom
Studio desks
Studio through front window
Front of studio
Front of studio at dusk
Kovac Design's Studio, desks with employees working
Front waiting room of studio
Studio's sitting area with 'X' sculpture
Conference room
Michael Kovac writing on whiteboard in studio
Conference room
Studio team sitting at long table in studio
Employee moving ladder to second floor space
Kevin Johnson looking through supplies
Team members standing and talking in studio kitchen
Employees working in model shop
Library with employees working together
Bike rack
Bathroom Door
Bathroom
Studio desks
Studio through front window
Front of studio
Front of studio at dusk