Occupying the second and third floors of a corner building in Los Angeles’s fashion district, this 11,000-square-foot space provides executive offices, design studios and a West Coast showroom for the multi-brand footwear company Millennial Brands. Core to the scheme is the third-floor courtyard — accessible from all sides and flanked by the design studio and a café — which offers natural light and fresh air as well as a central gathering place. The third floor also houses the CEO’s office, while the second contains additional workspace and the showroom. A dramatic steel-and-marble staircase connects the two floors, leading from reception to the courtyard. Selected to evoke the beach, in particular nearby Malibu, the palette features distressed oak and glass in the offices, with teak-and-steel lattice enhancing the courtyard’s plaster walls.