In Santa Monica, construction has wrapped up for a new office development just west of Metro's 17th Street/Santa Monica College Station, general contractor C.W. Driver Companies announced.

Street level view of 1550 Euclid looking northPaul Turang

The project, located adjacent to the E Line tracks at 1550 Euclid Street, is composed of a three-story building which features nearly 37,000 square feet of offices and ground-floor commercial uses above basement parking for 90 vehicles. That total includes approximately 4,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space.

Belzberg Architects designed the steel-frame structure, which is has a U-shaped footprint above the ground level, centered on an exposed courtyard. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows wrap the exterior.

“This forward-thinking creative office space was built with sustainability and wellness in mind to match the professional needs of Southern California tech employees and enhance the pedestrian-friendly corridor with additional retail,” said Judd Reas, a project executive at C.W. Driver Companies.

View looking north on ColoradoBelzberg Architects

The project was developed by Friedkin Group, a Houston-based firm which purchased the already-entitled property from Santa Monica-based Watt Companies in 2018.

C.W. Driver Cos. is not done in the neighborhood. The construction firm is in preconstruction for a similar three-story, 38,000-square-foot development for Redcar Properties at 1650 Euclid Street.