M-Rad, Inc is an award-winning architecture firm in Los Angeles, California. Their mission, as stated in their website, is to “revolutionize the architecture industry by creating bespoke solutions to universal problems. Our unique, multi-faceted business model incorporates our work in every step of the development process; from design and building to marketing and branding. By expanding our scope, we can create enhanced experiences, allowing communities and cities to thrive.”
I worked at M-Rad Inc. for the latter half of 2018 as their Junior Product Designer. During my time there, I was heavily involved in designing custom furniture for their biggest project, Green Street Building. Green Street is an upcoming 67,000-square-foot building in Downtown Los Angeles dedicated to cannabis. The 7-story building set to open mid-2019 will house everything from co-working spaces to the Medicine of The Angels (MOTA) cannabis dispensary, the Gusto Green restaurant, the Mary Joe Cafe, an art gallery, a law firm, an event space, and much more.
GREEN STREET — LOBBY RECEPTION DESK
LOBBY RECEPTION DESK
M-Rad’s client for Green Street, Bow West Capital, approached us to design a simple, yet functional reception desk for their lobby. It was important for the reception desk to look clean and not cluttered with monitors. The catch here was that the reception desk needs to store a total of 3 monitors — one for the receptionist, and two for security cameras — PC equipment, and have storage space, all in an area that is about 80-square-foot.
*Reception desk is currently in production*
Since the space I was working with was limited, the solution here was to design a cart that can be moved around during working hours and hidden during off hours. The cart has has two drawers for storage and surface area to comfortably house two monitors and a CPU unit. Black sheet metal is the final material choice for ease of manufacturing and aesthetic.
storage and filing cabinet cart
The storage and filing cabinet is a simple design that is meant to compliment the monitor cart. Caster wheels were also added for easy moving.
FIGURE 1 — monitor tucked away under desk for off hours
FIGURE 3 — front view featuring carts and power outlet holder
FIGURE 5 — building number cut-out detail
FIGURE 2 — monitor moved for seating space
FIGURE 4 — power outlet holder detail
FIGURE 6 — cable cut-out detail
GREEN STREET — MOTA BUD BAR COUNTERTOP
MOTA BUD BAR COUNTERTOP
Medicine of The Angels (MOTA) is a cannabis dispensary that will be located on the fourth floor of the Green Street building. Located at the back of the dispensary will be a “bud bar” where customers can roll their cannabis. I was asked by M-Rad’s CEO, Matthew Rosenberg, to design a countertop for the bud bar to roll cannabis on at as it will be a big attraction once the building opens. The design utilizes CNC machining to mill out pockets, channels, and grooves to create a functional surface to roll cannabis on.
The countertop was featured on Forbes online article “How Cannabis Could Become The Next Real Estate Disrupter”
*Countertop is currently in production*
FIGURE 1 — WHITE MARBLE ALTERNATIVE
FIGURE 2 — WHITE MARBLE ALTERNATIVE
GREEN STREET — MARY JOE CAFE
MARY JOE CAFE
Mary Joe is a cafe that will be a part of the MOTA cannabis dispensary lounge area on the fourth floor of the Green Street building. The client, Mary Joe, wanted an industrial look with a warm elegant touch to their cafe shop