More than one year after our last update, construction continues for the initial component of a new office campus in El Segundo's Smoky Hollow District.

View of the Standard Works campusMichael Hayes

The Standard Works Campus, which spans a roughly six-acre block bounded by El Segundo Boulevard, Franklin Avenue, and Oregon Street, is adding a new three-story, 60,000-square-foot building at the intersection of Franklin and Oregon. The low-rise structure will also feature 20,000 square feet of retail on its ground floor.

Designed by Balian Architects, the Standard Works campus will retain the exteriors of several brick industrial buildings on the property which date to the 1950s. The new construction is built with steel frames.

The Standard Works Campus is being developed as a joint venture between Smoky Hollow Industries and LIMO, LP.  The next phases of the project will add 130,000 square feet of new offices, as well as a coffee kiosk, a pocket park, and parking.

Rendering of the Standard Works CampusBalian Architects

The Smoky Hollow neighborhood, named for the smoke that once billowed into the area from the neighboring oil refinery, was originally developed with businesses that support the operations of the refinery, and later evolved to host companies in the aerospace industry. In more recent years, El Segundo city officials have rezoned the neighborhood to permit the construction of new offices and retail, as well as the retention of mid-century brick structures.