PRESS RELEASE: Weber Shandwick Expands at PDC’s Green Building

West Hollywood, CA Weber Shandwick, one of the world’s leading global public relations firms, has expanded its West Coast offices by 8,000 square feet at Pacific Design Center’s (PDC) Green Building.

Weber Shandwick is part of the Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG),one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. IPG and its affiliates now occupy over 190,000 square feet at PDC.

“We are pleased that IPG Companies continues to choose the Pacific Design Center as its California home and expand its creative presence within the Green Building,” said Charles S. Cohen, president and CEO and owner of the PDC.

“The Green building is substantially occupied by creative companies that require functional, collaborative workspaces,” noted Jeff Lasky, Senior Vice President, Director of Leasing at PDC. “This is a definite design trend for cutting edge companies, and ownership is continuously enhancing the project to accommodate these types of users.”

The Green Building recently retrofitted with “green” building features, including installation of hundreds of windows with a continuous, horizontal ribbon of clear, gray vision glass to provide tenants greater energy efficiency and natural light, while taking advantage of the location’s spectacular views. The project features a 200-seat conference center with an auditorium, a 380 seat Silver Screen Theater, a public plaza with 300-seat amphitheater, and 5,000-square-foot outpost of the Museum of Contemporary Art. Other amenities offered at the 1.2-million-square-foot, multi-use complex include a Michael Graves-designed fitness facility and two Wolfgang Puck restaurants. PDC facilities host various film, art and design events including film screenings and industry parties, exhibitions, meetings, receptions and special events.

About Charles S. Cohen

Known for his skillful repositioning of commercial real estate, Charles S. Cohen (Cohen Design Centers, Cohen Brothers Realty Corporation) heads a multi-faceted real estate development company that owns and manages more than 12 million square feet of prime Manhattan, Los Angeles, Florida and Houston office and showroom space. Other design centers owned and operated by Mr. Cohen include the Decoration & Design (D&D) Building at 979 Third Avenue in Manhattan, the Decorative Center of Houston (DCH) and the Design Center of the American (DCOTA) in Dania Beach, FL. For more information on Mr. Cohen’s commercial real estate ventures, visit

About Pacific Design Center

Initially developed in 1975 and designed by Cesar Pelli, the award-winning Pacific Design Center is the west coast's largest multi-use facility providing the design, entertainment and arts communities with public and private spaces for lectures, meetings, special events, screenings, exhibitions and receptions. PDC, a Cohen Design Centers property, is home to some of the world's premier creative companies, such as Rogers & Cowan and BNC and is the leading resource for the professional interior design trades with more than 120 showrooms and 2,200 interior product lines; boasts a design and architecture driven outpost of The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and multiple important art installations located around the property; two Wolfgang Puck restaurants (Red Seven & Spectra); the SilverScreen Theater, a 388-seat luxury film venue and reception facility; a 200-seat Conference Center; and the Michael Graves designed Pacific Design Fitness Center. In 2013, the Red Building was completed, featuring 400,000 square feet of Class A office space. This architectural landmark completes the composition of Cesar Pelli's original Blue, Green and Red vision for this 14-acre campus. Pacific Design Center has been featured on Bravo's competition reality series, Top Design and continues to be the home to both Elton John's AIDS Foundation Academy Awards party and the HBO Emmy event.  For more information, visit


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