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Edmunds.com's Headquarters Wins BusinessWeek/Architectural Record Award
SANTA MONICA, Calif. — October 8, 2008 — Edmunds.com, the premier resource for automotive information, today announces that its Santa Monica, Calif. headquarters has earned the BusinessWeek/Architectural Record award, an international prize that honors the architects and clients who best utilize design to achieve strategic objectives.
Edmunds.com contracted Studios Architecture for the design of an employee-friendly and productivity-enhancing work space for its 400 employees. Both a photo gallery and a video tour of the office space are available on Edmunds.com's Web site.
"We wanted to create a workspace that fosters openness and transparency consistent with our brand image, and a great work environment full of formal and informal meeting spaces," said Avi Steinlauf, President and Chief Operating Officer of Edmunds.com. "Two years after completion and move-in, we continue to get great feedback from employees, associates, partners, clients and vendors about what a great work environment it is."
The goal motivating the design and architecture of the Edmunds.com headquarters was to provide an office setting that encourages collaboration and innovation -- values that the company has applied to the online automotive space for years," noted Chris Mitchell, Managing Principal of STUDIOS Architecture Los Angeles office. "Equally important to Edmunds are simplicity, clarity and ease of use, and our design reflects that as well."
The BusinessWeek/ Architectural Record Awards winners were announced on October 7, 2008 at a ceremony in New York. The original press release announcing the winners can be found at: http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=109&STORY=/www/story/10-13-2008/0004903065&EDATE=
About Edmunds Inc. (http://www.edmunds.com/about/)
Edmunds Inc. publishes four Web sites that empower, engage and educate automotive consumers, enthusiasts and insiders. Edmunds.com, the premier online resource for automotive consumer information, launched in 1995 as the first automotive information Web site. Its most popular feature, the Edmunds.com True Market Value®, is relied upon by millions of people seeking current transaction prices for new and used vehicles. Edmunds.com was named "Best Car Research Site" by Forbes ASAP, has been selected by consumers as the "Most Useful Web Site" according to every J.D. Power and Associates New Autoshopper.com Study(SM), was ranked first in the Survey of Car-Shopping Web Sites by The Wall Street Journal and was rated "#1" in Keynote's study of third-party automotive Web sites. Inside Line launched in 2005 and is the most-read automotive enthusiast Web site. CarSpace launched in 2006 and is an automotive social networking Web site. AutoObserver.com launched in 2007 and provides insightful automotive industry commentary and analysis. Edmunds Inc. is headquartered in Santa Monica, California, and maintains a satellite office in suburban Detroit.