To expand their capabilities, the NLEN invested in a new headquarters in what was formerly the Community Bank of Lawndale. It now houses NLEN's administrative offices, indoor and outdoor conferencing areas, and serves as a peaceful communal sanctuary.
This spot is also the home of Sweet Beginnings, where formerly incarcerated neighbors learn new job skills by creating honey and honey-derived beauty products. Community members can also relax at the Bee Love Café and build financial independence at a local bank branch.
NLEN's new space serves several purposes, so Corporate Concepts worked closely with the team from Wheeler Kearns Architects to thoughtfully curate furniture solutions for each area.
It was crucial that those solutions aligned with Wheeler-Kearns' modern, welcoming design aesthetic while providing ultimate durability for this mixed-use environment.