On July 11, Urbana Development is scheduled to break ground on a new office campus which will become the corporate headquarters of software company Laserfiche.

Located at 3443 Long Beach Boulevard in the Bixby Knolls neighborhood, the project will feature a four-story, 100,000-square-foot office building and a detached parking structure for 343 vehicles.  Construction is expected to occur over the next year-and-a-half, which project completion expected in 2021.

The campus, located just north of the 405 Freeway, is being designed by Long Beach architecture and planning firm Studio One Eleven.  The new building, the fourth in the surrounding area to be occupied by Laserfiche, is inspired by Mid-Century Modern architecture.  In addition to design elements that allow for daylight infiltration, the building's layout shifts its service core to the outer stern edge, allowing for more contiguous workspace and blocking solar heat gain.  The project is targeted for LEED and Well Gold certifications.

“We worked closely with Laserfiche and Urbana Development to create a place that is healthy, energy-efficient and fosters innovation and collaboration,” said Studio One Eleven Senior Principal Michael Bohn in a statement. “The building’s strength and elegance captures the firm’s vibrant role in the tech world."

The project, billed as the first office building on the surrounding stretch of Long Beach Boulevard in nearly 30 years, will allow Laserfiche to double its number of employees from 300 to 600 by the year 2025.

“The City of Long Beach is committed to embracing technology and innovation that will move our community forward," said Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia.  "As a rapidly growing leader in the tech sector, Laserfiche is a valued city partner for the software it builds and its contributions to the city.”