Belkin International, Inc., the global leader in connectivity solutions, today announced the move of its corporate headquarters to Playa Vista, California, located on the Westside of Los Angeles. Previously situated in Compton and Hollywood, CA, Belkin has now merged employees from both offices under one roof.
Occupying over 150,000 square feet in two connected buildings at the new Campus at Playa Vista development, the new office houses Belkin’s product development, R&D, design studio, sales, marketing, and administrative teams.
Together with architecture firm Gensler, Belkin aimed to create an environment that would promote cross-functional collaboration, creativity, and work-life balance. Belkin’s new office emphasizes an open floor plan filled with natural light and informal meeting spaces such as the ideation pantries and drop-in meeting rooms. The workstations feature customized ergonomic chairs, high countertops for impromptu conversations, and whiteboard surfaces conducive to collaboration. A landscaped terrace, especially suited for outdoor discussions and lunching, connects the two Belkin buildings and leads directly to the café. Inside the café sits a large communal table made of a single slab of wood, salvaged from a fallen tree; it invites people to sit down and join in the healthy fare.
Following Belkin’s intent to provide its employees with tools for work-life balance, situated across the street is a 9-acre recreation park with a basketball court, soccer field, sand volleyball court, jogging trails, and an amphitheater.
The building also speaks to Belkin’s environmental commitment with its LEED-Gold certification, one of only a few in Los Angeles that have achieved this level of certification. Key to the building’s LEED Gold certification are the amount of greenspace, daylight-sensitive lighting, cool-landscaped roofs, locally sourced building materials, and low water-consuming plumbing fixtures.
Further, each workstation is outfitted with a Belkin Conserve with Timer, a surge protector that eliminates standby power consumption by automatically turning off power outlets at each desk.
Formerly owned by legendary aviator Howard Hughes, Playa Vista was the worldwide headquarters for Hughes Aircraft and also the building site of the famous Spruce Goose aircraft.
Mark Reynoso, CEO and President, Belkin
“With the new building, we intended to create a space that would both energize and inspire our employees as well as accurately reflect the Belkin brand. We are creative, innovative, transparent, and collaborative, and it was important that these qualities were demonstrated throughout the new office.
“Towards that end, we were thoughtful in considering both big and small details, from the overall design concept of blending the indoors with the outdoors to the natural materials and fabric choices of the walls and the desks.
“We are excited about this move as it heralds more opportunities for Belkin in the coming years.”
About Belkin International, Inc.
Belkin offers an extensive range of innovations designed to give computer and consumer electronics users seamless integration in their homes, cars, and on the go. Belkin, a privately held company founded in California in 1983, is the recognized global leader in connectivity solutions. Since our inception in 1983, Belkin has experienced an amazing 25 consecutive years of dramatic growth and remains committed to making significant strides in the areas of research and design.
Our diverse and far-reaching product mix includes award-winning innovations for easy-to-use networking solutions, accessories for mobile devices, such as iPod®, iPhone™, laptops, and netbooks, as well as energy conservation products. You can view and purchase them at belkin.com, as well as through a network of major distributors, resellers, and superstores.
Belkin also provides business-class solutions that include KVM switches, LCD rack consoles, racks and enclosures, in addition to a broad USB and cable product mix. Belkin has developed industry-leading innovations, prized by channel partners and end users alike for their dependability, customer service, and comprehensive warranties.
Belkin's U.S. presence includes corporate headquarters in Playa Vista, CA and a distribution center in Indianapolis, IN. With major facilities in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, our reach extends throughout Europe, Latin America, and Asia Pacific, with offices in Australia, New Zealand, Korea and, more recently, Hong Kong.
Jacqueline Romulo, Public Relations Coordinator
T: 310-751-2885 - E: jacqueliner[.]belkin.com.