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Southwest Mobile Storage - Best Mobile Storage & Office Containers In Panorama City, CA

Southwest Mobile Storage is a family-owned shipping container business founded in 1995. Our strength for more than 25 years comes from the specialized knowledge and passion of our people, along with serving over 24,000 commercial, construction and residential customers. Our facility and expertise in maintaining, manufacturing, and delivering corrugated steel containers is unrivaled in the industry.

While the rental side of our business is regional with branches throughout the Southwest, our container sales and modification operations are nationwide and becoming global. Panorama City, CA offers a wide selection of portable offices and mobile storage containers you can rent, buy or modify.

Our experts in container rental, sales and customization are committed to providing you the highest quality and best experience from service to delivery - our reputation depends on it.

Whether your need is for storage, office space, moving, multi-purpose or custom use, we've got your back. Here's how:

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We bring your storage container to you for convenient, easy access at your home, business or jobsite. Plus, you'll get more choice in storage space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of a pod or add on building, saving money and energy.


Not enough room to keep a storage container at your business, home or construction site? No problem - we can store it for you. Plus, you get 70% more space and better security, for a fraction of the cost of public storage units.


Need a permanent storage solution for your business, residence or construction? We sell new and used shipping containers in many sizes with a variety of add-ons. Or customize a container to your specific storage needs with our certified fabrication experts.


Take your time packing with our moving containers. We'll deliver to your business or home and pick it up whenever you're ready to move. So, you don't have to stress about moving or making multiple trips in one day, like if you rented a moving truck.


Our moving container solutions ensure the long-distance move of your home or business is highly efficient and affordable throughout the southwest. In fact, we usually cost 20%-40% less than full-service movers.


We understand move-in and move-out dates might be different. We can store your moving container at our highly secure facilities until you're ready to move to your new home or business location, and you can conveniently access it at any time.


Whether you need a workspace, conference room, or other office requirement, our ground-mounted mobile offices meet any and all of your business needs. Plus, it's faster and easier than building additions.


If you need your shipping container to serve multiple uses, such as office-storage combos, breakrooms and even utilities, we've got you covered. We'll modify a custom container to fit your business needs and bring your business to the next level


We'll create a custom container to fit your unique needs anywhere in the US. With our container modification expertise, we make any idea a reality. From pop-up stores to multi-story structures, our unrivaled facilities and fabrication experts do it all.

You'll get your own dedicated storage and container expert to serve as your one point of contact for easy, convenient service you can trust.
With our wide selection of intermodal containers for sale and rent, you'll find exactly what you need, from size, to type and condition.
We maintain our rental fleet to the highest standard - our integrity depends on it.
Our certified, experienced Conex container modification experts have more than 500 years combined experience modifying ISO containers.
All of our containers come with high security dual-locking system for no additional charge, so you can rest assured your stored items stay safe and that you don't have to pay extra for it.
At our unrivaled 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility, ensuring your custom shipping container is made exactly to your specifications.
With our level of service, quality and expertise, you won't find a better value anywhere else.
Our portable offices include lighting and electrical outlets, internet hookups, HVAC and were crafted by our in-house steel container fabrication experts for top-quality construction.

Premium Quality - High Security

With Southwest Mobile Storage, you get much more than a POD or typical Conex box. You also get high security, unparalleled service and unmatched container modification expertise and facilities. No other company offers that much.

Shipping containers and storage containers come in a range of sizes. The most common external lengths are 20ft and 40ft with a width of 8ft. ISO Containers are typically 8ft 6in tall, but high cube containers are 9ft 6in tall. We also have steel containers in a variety of sizes from 10ft long to 45ft long to rent or buy, and we can modify shipping containers into any size you want.

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SMS Mobile Storage Containers have these high quality features:

1/8" thick steel plate bottom side rails
High strength steel supporting cross members
1 1/8" thick hardwood floor with galvanized self-tapping screws
16-gauge corrugated steel walls
16-gauge roof
270-degree swing cargo door(s)
High security dual-locking system*
Spot-grinded, primed & repainted with a beige high-grade water reducible alkyd direct-to-metal enamel*
* Comes standard on all rental units

SMS portable workspace containers have these structural features:

High security window bars, lever & deadbolt set with lock box
Studs & R-19 Insulation covered with wood paneling
1 1/8" marine board floor is covered with a durable single part gray epoxy coating
Dual pane low-E horizontal sliding windows with screens and miniblinds
18 Gauge steel polystyrene core 3-hour fire rated personnel door
All of our workspaces are manufactured in-house and arrive new or restored to factory specifications
Exterior load center operating on 100 Amp single phase 230 Volt power
Light switch, receptacles and 4' light fixtures; all wiring is Romex 12/2
CAT-6 voice and data lines with electrical junction box
HVAC units ranging from 1 ton to 2 ton on rentals; ability to customize up to 10 tons of cooling

Having flexible storage containers options is important, but security is crucial to protect your peace of mind and your possessions.

At Southwest Mobile Storage, we don't believe in leaving things to chance. We want you to rest easy knowing your inventory, documents, tools, equipment and other items are safe 24/7. That is why we equip SMS high-security slide bolt locking systems and lockboxes on our entire fleet of rental freight containers.


High-security slide-bolt locking system and extra-long lock box, giving you twice the security and peace of mind.
No holes to ensure your rental shipping container is wind and water-tight.
No rust for your safety.
14-gauge corrugated steel for strength and reinforcement.

Contact us to speak with a helpful, friendly representative to better understand our full range of capabilities. We are happy to answer any questions you have, go over pricing and set up a time and place to deliver your Conex box. Our quotes are 100% free and you are under no obligation to pay for your consultation.


When you own a business or manage one, it's crucial to have efficient, affordable ways to store inventory and supplies, whether it's to grow your business or adapt to changes in the market, like the many caused by the pandemic.

Renting storage containers to keep at your business eliminates the cost and hassles of sending your staff to offsite storage facilities. Steel containers with roll up doors make storing and retrieving items faster and easier. Auto repair shops and other businesses that need easy access throughout the workday to secure storage for tools, parts, equipment or supplies find renting shipping containers to be the best solution for their business storage needs. Southwest Mobile Storage has your back.

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Renting portable offices gives your business more workspace, breakrooms, pop up stores, security booths and more, without the cost and red tape associated with constructing building additions. Plus, a steel storage container fits neatly into one parking space and provides much stronger security than Pods and way more convenience than self-storage units.

If you have a specific need, we can modify shipping containers to build whatever you need to grow your business. Whether it's a portable workspace to run your business, like a pop-up container bar, or a durable facility for scientific research, like a container laboratory, or even a container gym, our unrivaled fabrication facility and modification experts got you covered. Our full-time, in-house staff of certified welders, engineers, electricians, carpenters and painters have over 500 years combined experience modifying thousands of container projects for just about any business use you can imagine.


Offsite storage alternatives cause a mess of hassles and headaches. Expanding office space and storage capacity at your location saves time, money and hassle of making multiple trips offsite.
We offer more choice in security, size and features in steel Conex boxes or ISO shipping containers than a public storage unit or Pod for less cost and far greater service.
We offer flexible, month-to-month rental agreements and prorate by the day after your first 28-day billing cycle.
With us, you get a dedicated account manager you can rely on, so you can focus on running your business than waste time with a different person every time you call that doesn't know or care as much.
While other companies may have some staff for modifying containers, most outsource the work, so you don't know who is actually doing the modifications or how much they're marking up the price.
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When you modify a shipping container for your business, you won't have to worry about expensive, lengthy and complicated construction.
We have modified thousands of containers nationwide and internationally for more than 25 years for NASA, US Navy, GCP Applied Technologies, Helix and Sundt to name a few. And rent containers to Amazon, Walmart and many of other nationally recognized brands.
Our extensive staff makes it possible to custom build multiple projects simultaneously and our 90,000 sq ft indoor fabrication facility prevents contaminants from interfering with fabrication, which delivers better quality and precision.


With an extensive in-house staff and 90,000 sq ft container modification facility, we're able to deliver consistently high quality and work on multiple projects simultaneously for a fast turnaround.

Other companies don't have the facility, staff or resources to modify shipping containers and will outsource the work to various shops who may not have the special experience or tools needed to modify the right way.

You can rest assured knowing your custom container is safe in our hands. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications through every step of the process.

Renting a moving container from us makes your move much less stressful because you won't have to rush to pack your whole house into a moving truck in one day. Instead, you can take your time packing over the course of a month.

Our ISO shipping containers are weatherproof and come with vault-like security, so you don't have to worry about theft or damage to your belongings.

You won't get that level of security from U-Haul or other moving truck companies.

Renting a storage container at your home keeps your belongings close and gives you convenient 24/7 access, so you're always able to retrieve the contents of your container when you need to.

We know move in and move out dates don't always line up. We can store your packed rental container at our secure facility until your new home is ready.

With our mobile storage containers for rent in Panorama City, CA, you can save up to 40% when compared to full-service long-distance movers, while gaining more flexibility in your schedule.


We know your needs may change suddenly. With our extensive inventory and variety of sizes of portable offices and shipping containers to rent, buy or modify in Panorama City, CA, we provide fast service and the best value possible so it's easy for you to get whatever you need when you need it.

Renting storage containers and portable offices from us gives you more flexibility when it comes to your schedule and options. If you don't have enough space at your current location or simply would prefer offsite storage, you can keep your rental storage and office containers at your location or ours - whichever is most convenient for you. You also get more options to choose from when it comes to size and features, like portable offices with divided rooms for private meetings or office/storage combos for storage and office space in one container. All while costing a fraction of the price of a pod or self-storage facility.

You can also buy new or used freight containers from us and choose from a variety of add-ons, including lights, electricity, doors and windows. Or fully customize a shipping container to save time, money and energy by skipping the expensive, lengthy process of constructing building additions. We can modify a Conex box into whatever you can imagine for any use you need, from construction tool cribs to office buildings, monitoring stations, mobile communication towers and much more. The possibilities are endless.


You'll never face hidden fees or surprises with us. We give you transparent billing up front at the best prices.

With us, you get a reliable, dedicated point of contact, who keeps you updated every step of the way. You can rest assured knowing you'll always get what you need, when you need it.

No other company has the breadth and depth of staff and experience that we do when it comes to modifying shipping containers. Our certified welders, engineers, electricians, plumbers, carpenters and painters have more than 500 years of combined experience in fabricating custom steel containers.

We prorate your rent by the day after the first 28-day billing cycle, so you don't have to pay for a full month when you only have your mobile containers and offices for a few days.

While other companies may be able to do small container modifications, most don't have an in-house fabrication staff or 90,000 sq ft fabrication facility like we do. As a result, they outsource the work on your custom container, so you don't know who's actually building it.

Rest assured knowing your modified shipping container will be built to the highest quality standards. Our certified weld and quality control inspectors check every step of the fabrication process to ensure everything is structurally sound and built to your specifications.


Whether you're in need of a storage container for your commercial business, a portable office for your construction site, or a moving container for your home, our process is simple and straightforward.

Choose Your Container

Choose the mobile storage solution that works best for your needs. In this step, you will let us know the number of containers you need, their sizes and what types of doors to equip.

Choose Your Options

Let us know if you would like to add any of our rental options, like a folding table or shelving.

Choose Your Security

Choose from padlocks, puck locks and other enhanced security options. All of our storage containers come standard with dual-locking, vault-like security.

Choose Your Delivery Timeframe

You can expect standard delivery within 3-5 days of your order. If you need expedited delivery, we will do everything in our power to accommodate your needs.

Pick-Up Planning

Do you need to keep your shipping container at our location? Prefer to have our team deliver your packed container to a location of your choice? Let us know, and we'll be by your side to work out the logistics.




Let our team know where we should deliver your mobile storage container for rent in Panorama City, CA. Be sure to let us know if there are any special conditions that might prevent our drivers from entering your chosen destination. Before you schedule your delivery, let us know which direction you would like the doors of your container to face.



Our drivers can deliver your storage container Monday-Friday, between the hours of 6AM and 2PM local time. Our two-hour delivery window is the most precise in the industry. If you desire another delivery time outside of our standard delivery options, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. As a courtesy, our driver will call you at least 30 minutes before they arrive at your drop-off destination.



Before we deliver your Conex box, prepare your delivery area by ensuring that there are no low overhangs, arches, wires, trees or any other obstacles that could interfere with your delivery. It's a good idea to mark the space where you would like your steel container placed.



When our driver arrives, they will back our truck into the space where you would like your shipping container placed. Once we arrive, we will ensure that your container is delivered safely and securely. If placed on asphalt or pavement, we will use wood dunnage pads to make sure your ground surface is protected and the container is level.


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Service Councils return to in-person meetings in March

After two years of holding meetings virtually, the Regional Service Councils will return to in-person meetings beginning on March 1. Members of the public will have the option to attend the meetings in person and will still be able to submit comments online or by phone.Here are the dates, times, locations, transit options and Zoom info for each of the upcoming March meetings: As for topics we’ll be discussing this month with the Councils: San Fernando Valley and Westside Central Service Councils will hear a...

After two years of holding meetings virtually, the Regional Service Councils will return to in-person meetings beginning on March 1. Members of the public will have the option to attend the meetings in person and will still be able to submit comments online or by phone.

Here are the dates, times, locations, transit options and Zoom info for each of the upcoming March meetings:

As for topics we’ll be discussing this month with the Councils: San Fernando Valley and Westside Central Service Councils will hear a Sepulveda Transit Corridor project update. The Westside Central, Gateway Cities, and South Bay Cities Service Councils will get an update on the C and K Lines Operating Plan. The Gateway Cities and South Bay Service Councils will also get an update on the C Line Extension to Torrance Project. Lastly, the San Gabriel Valley Service Council will receive a 710 Mobility Hubs Study Overview.

Service Council agendas are posted here at least 3 days before the meeting; agendas include information on how to listen and submit comments, and links to the presentations.

To submit comments to the Service Councils, you can:

Email and mail comments must be received by 5 p.m. the day before the meeting to be read into the public record during the meeting.

To be added to any of the Service Council’s email lists, send an email to and specify which Council you’re interested in. You’ll receive meeting reminders with links to the agendas and presentations.

Interpretation is available for public Metro meetings and events in alignment with ADA and Title VI Requirements: sign language interpretation, materials in alternative formats, interpreters for members of the public with limited English proficiency, and other accommodations are available to the public for Metro sponsored meetings and events.

Agendas and minutes will also be made available in other languages upon request. All requests for reasonable accommodations, interpretation services, and materials in other languages must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please submit requests by calling (213) 922-4600 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our TDD line is (800) 252-9040. Individuals with hearing or speech impairment may use California Relay Service 711 + Metro phone number.

Get High on Holograms of Iconic Musicians: Cannabis Growers, Connoisseurs and Hologram USA Collaborate on Auction in Panorama City

Hologram Auction held at: 13740 Saticoy Ave, Panorama City, CA, 91402Marijuana over-stock ganja growers and connoisseurs have teamed up with Hologram USA to host an auction of holograms of some of the most iconic American musicians in history. The man behind the event, which is being held in Panorama City, California, is Hologram USA CEO and entrepreneur, Alki David.The businessman is once again making waves with this unique and exciting ev...

Hologram Auction held at: 13740 Saticoy Ave, Panorama City, CA, 91402

Marijuana over-stock ganja growers and connoisseurs have teamed up with Hologram USA to host an auction of holograms of some of the most iconic American musicians in history. The man behind the event, which is being held in Panorama City, California, is Hologram USA CEO and entrepreneur, Alki David.

The businessman is once again making waves with this unique and exciting event. The auction features holograms of some of the most legendary figures in American music history, from Johnny Cash to Janis Joplin. The event has the added twist of being hosted by cannabis growers.

The auctioned is being held because the cannabis over-stock ganja growers and connoisseurs have amassed a collection of holograms that they are now looking to sell to the highest bidder. With the recent surge in popularity of hologram concerts and performances, there is sure to be a lot of interest in these rare pieces of memorabilia.

In addition to the holograms themselves, the auction also features live hologram performances of some of the most beloved American musicians of all time. Imagine watching a virtual performance of Elvis Presley or Jimi Hendrix right before your very eyes.

Hologram USA is a leader in the hologram industry, and their involvement in this event only adds to its prestige. The company has been at the forefront of the hologram revolution, bringing new life to beloved figures from the past and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the world of entertainment.

Of course, the event wouldn’t be possible without the cannabis over-stock ganja growers and connoisseurs who are hosting the event. These industry leaders are on the cutting edge of the cannabis movement, and their involvement in this auction is just another example of their commitment to innovation and exploration.

At the center of it all is David, who has made a name for himself by thinking outside the box and pursuing unconventional business ventures. With his leadership, this event is sure to be a success.

Consumers can purchase the highest quality exotic weed, including live rosins, butters and isolates by the pound at the event, which is being held ever Saturday from 11am-3pm.

So what are you waiting for? Head on down to Panorama City and experience this unique and historic event for yourself. Whether you’re a serious collector or just looking for something fun to add to your collection, this auction is not to be missed. With David and Hologram USA behind it, you never know what kind of surprises are in store. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this groundbreaking event.

Nearly $200M in state funding awarded for affordable housing developments in L.A. County

This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced $825 million in funding for new affordable and permanent supportive housing developments across the state. The money, which will go toward 5...

This week, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced $825 million in funding for new affordable and permanent supportive housing developments across the state. The money, which will go toward 58 communities and created a total of 9,550 new homes, comes through a new streamlined application process geared toward accelerating new projects and cutting costs.

In a statement, Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass indicated that $196.2 million of that total is set to go towards 27 projects located within the City and County of Los Angeles. Those include:

21300 Devonshire

Abode Communities

The project from Abode Communities, Mercy Housing, and LA Family Housing a four-story apartment building consisting of 99 apartments for unhoused persons, one manager's unit, and parking for 11 vehicles at street level to 21300 Devonshire Street in Chatsworth. The state award includes $13.7 million in funding.

910 Wetherly Drive

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Planned by West Hollywood Community Housing Corporation, the project would bring 89 units for low- and moderate-income households to a site at 910 Wetherly Drive in the City of West Hollywood. WHCHC was awarded $4.3 million by the state.

West LA VA - MacArthur Field B

Core Affordable Housing, LLC

Core Affordable Housing, LLC has secured $21.8 million in funding for a new supportive housing for veterans at Macarthur Field B at the massive VA Campus. Plans call for a total of 75 apartments - including 74 units for formerly homeless veterans.

Red Tail Crossing

KFA Architecture

Now under construction at 8333 Airport Boulevard, the new development from Community Corp. of Santa Monica, the project will consist of a new four-story edifice featuring 102 one-, two-, and three-bedroom residential units. The state has awarded $6.5 million to the project.

1634 20th Street

Los Angeles-based non-profit Venice Community Housing Corp. is set to receive nearly $4.3 million from the state for its new apartment building at 1634 20th Street in the City of Santa Monica. The proposed project would consist of a new seven-story edifice featuring 78 apartments above subterranean parking for 26 vehicles.

828 Anaheim

In Wilmington, Flyaway Homes and Holos Communities are slated to receive $13.8 million in state funds for 828 Anaheim Street, a proposed modular five-story, 50-unit apartment building.

728 Lagoon

Flyaway Homes and Holos Communities will also receive $11.3 million for a second Wilmington project - a proposed 40-unit apartment complex at 728 Lagoon Avenue.

Western Landing

Days after setting the ball in motion for new bond financing, Abode Communities has been awarded $1.5 million for Western Landing, a proposed 81-unit supportive housing complex at 25820 S. Western Avenue in Harbor City.

Baldwin Park Affordable Housing

In the City of Baldwin Park, the Cesar Chavez Foundation is poised for $2.8 million in state funds for a new project which would bring 51 apartments to a site located at 4109 and 4113 Downing Avenue.

87th & Western

Innovative Housing Opportunities and EAH Housing are slated for $7.5 million in state funding for 87th & Western, a proposed 168-unit apartment complex which would rise just south of Manchester Avenue in South Los Angeles.

Chavez Gardens

Abode Communities is set for $3.8 million in funding for Chavez Gardens, a proposed project which would bring 110 apartments and 3,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space to a Metro-owned site at 2518-2536 E Cesar E Chavez Avenue in Boyle Heights.

Estrella Azul

A Community of Friends will receive $2.3 million for Estrella Azul, a proposed expansion of the historic Las Palomas property at 2201 E. 1st Street in Boyle Heights, which would add a new four-story structure featuring 80 apartments and supportive services in a basement level.

Watts Station

Nearly $5 million has been awarded to a development team led by Thomas Safran & Associates for the construction of Watts Station, a proposed project next to the Metro stop of the same name. The funding will go toward the construction of 87 residential units.

The Pano

L.A. Family Housing is slated for $23.9 million in funding for The Pano, a proposed adaptive reuse project which would convert at motel at 8209 N. Sepulveda Boulevard in Panorama City into 91 homes.

The Rigby

Abbey Road, Inc. has been awarded almost $3.8 million for construction of The Rigby, a proposed four-story building featuring 64 apartments at 15314 W. Rayen Street in the North Hills community.

Jordan Downs Phase S6

The Michaels Organization will receive $6.5 million for Phase S6 of the Jordan Downs redevelopment, creating a total of 100 new homes. The overall $1-billion plan for the public housing complex will ultimately result in the construction of 1,400 residential units - double the 700 which previously stood on the site.

Cudahy Seniors

The state has awarded $6.7 million to National CORE and Prima Development for construction of a new 140-unit senior affordable housing complex at 4610 Santa Ana Street in the City of Cudahy.

Locke Lofts

The Locke Lofts, a 150-unit complex which represents the latest phase of the massive Enlightenment Plaza project from Flexible PSH Solutions, was awarded $6.9 million in funding.

Prisma Artist Lofts

National CORE will receive just over $4.5 million for the Prisma Artist Lofts, a proposed 75-unit complex which would rise at 501 E. Mission Boulevard in Pomona.

Union at Echo Park

The state has awarded $4.5 million to Related California for Union at Echo Park, a new 108-unit housing complex which would rise from a city-owned property just south of Sunset Boulevard along the east side of Glendale Boulevard.

Metro at Florence

Meta Housing Corp. will see $6.6 million in funding for Metro at Florence, a project which calls for redeveloping the Florence Car Wash at 7220 Maie Avenue in Florence-Firestone with 160 apartments.

Manchester Urban Homes

Abode Communities and Neighborhood Housing Services of L.A. County have been awarded nearly $3.9 million would rise from a 2.7 acres of land at the northwest corner of 88th Street and Broadway. Plans call for the construction of total of 122 residential units

Downtown Women's Center

A planned expansion of the Downtown Women's Center, which would build 98 apartments on a parking lot at 5th and San Pedro Streets, was awarded nearly $4.1 million in state funding.

7024 Broadway

The Weingart Center has secured nearly $2 million in funding for a new project which would bring 52 apartments to a site at 7024 S. Broadway in South Los Angeles.

Menlo Avenue Apartments

The state has awarded $3 million to Omni America, LLC for the construction of the Menlo Avenue Apartments, which would bring 128 residential units to a site at 1224 Menlo Avenue in Pico-Union.

Harmony Senior Housing

A team led by Domus Development will receive $3.6 million from the state for the Harmony Senior Apartments, a proposed project with 84 residential units.

Toyon Gardens

Brilliant Corners has received almost $2.6 million for the construction of Toyon Gardens, a 78-unit housing complex in the City of Gardena.

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The Office Was Filmed In A Very Real Building, Here's What Happened To It After The Show Ended

Over nine seasons of The Office, 201 episodes of the incredibly popular show aired. During the show's run on television and in the years since, The Office's most dedicated fans have never seemed to tire of hearing more about how the show was produced.As a result of how much fans of...

Over nine seasons of The Office, 201 episodes of the incredibly popular show aired. During the show's run on television and in the years since, The Office's most dedicated fans have never seemed to tire of hearing more about how the show was produced.

As a result of how much fans of The Office care about the show, podcasts about the series have become immensely popular. Most notably, The Office Deep Dive and The Office Ladies have both become highly successful.

Of course, there are several reasons why those two podcasts are popular. After all, their hosts can debunk fan theories and talk about what it was like to film the show. After all, Jenna Fischer, Brian Baumgartner, and Angela Kinsey spent endless hours filming The Office.

Now that fans can listen to those actors talk about The Office, many of them have learned for the first time that the show wasn't filmed on a soundstage. Instead, The Office was filmed in a very real office building. Once fans learn that news, many of them are left wondering what has happened to that building since The Office finished filming.

Why Was The Office Filmed In A Real Building?

For people who've never worked in the entertainment business, it can be hard to understand why any show or movie isn't filmed in real locations. After all, viewers can often feel it when media is filmed in places that are too polished, so why not produce media in real places?

Related: The Office: Every Job Title Each Main Character Had

In reality, there are a lot of reasons why shows and movies are filmed on soundstages. After all, real locations often don't have the space for the equipment needed to film major movies or TV shows. On top of that, it can be very hard to control things like nature in real locations.

With that in mind, some people may wonder why The Office was filmed in a real building. What those fans may have forgotten was that The Office was supposed to feel like it was filmed for a documentary.

As series star Angela Kinsey once explained during an episode of the Office Ladies podcast, filming in a real building played a key role in the show feeling like a documentary.

“A lot of times on sets, they actually build the office so if they wanna film and get a certain camera angle, they can move a wall. On our show, because it was in an actual office building, you just had to work with it. And it sort of really lent itself to the documentary style that all the shots weren’t going to look pretty.”

What Happened To The Building Where The Office Was Filmed?

In the years since The Office's finale aired for the first time, many of the show's fans have gone back to rewatch the show over and over. As a result, it is only natural for those fans to feel like they have spent hours in the Scranton Business Park.

Related: 15 Questions The Office Fans Are Still Asking

While The Office fans accept that the show's cast members have gone on to other projects, the idea of something else going on in the building where the show was filmed feels wrong. Worse yet, the idea that the building looks different from the way it used to during the filming process is even more disconcerting.

With that in mind, The Office fans are likely to be very interested in learning what has happened to the building they knew as the Scranton Business Park.

Unsurprisingly, the outside of the Building where The Office was filmed mostly looks the same as it used to. However, the biggest difference is the word Quixote can be seen in huge letters on the side of the building. That stands for the company that operates there, Quixote Studios.

Before the building became the home of that Quixote Studios, it was previously known as Chandler Valley Center Studios and that name was on the side of the building.

On top of the huge name on the side of the building, another change that has been made can be seen on the hedges that line the fence that closes off the parking lot.

Related: This Actor Was Originally Preferred To Steve Carell For The Role Of Michael Scott In 'The Office'

On the hedges, there are now two signs. The first of those signs states there is no loitering, soliciting, or trespassing. The second warns that the parking lot is for private use only and that vehicles that shouldn't be there will be towed. Unsurprisingly, people still stand outside the fence and have their photos taken in front of the building.

According to Google, Quixote Studios which is located at 13927 Saticoy Street Panorama City, CA remains open for business as of this writing.

In 2020, The Dirt published an article about what happened to the building where The Office was filmed. According to their report, the building houses two soundstages and production offices on the inside.

On The Office's wikipage, the soundstages inside the building are described in greater detail. While Wiki pages can't be relied on to be accurate, the description of the soundstages gives fans an idea of what is inside the building where The Office was filmed.

"Designed to produce the finest commercials, sitcoms and movies, they offer two studios, one with over 20,000 square feet of space, and the other featuring over 18,000 feet of space. Both studios feature state of the art Cycloramas and 33 to 35 foot ceilings for maximum production space."

"With over 4800 Amps of power at your disposal, you will have power to spare. Maximum comfort provided while filming with 175 tons of air conditioning. The complex also features the convenience of parking for over 300 vehicles to accommodate your needs."

Based on all the available information, it seems like the building where The Office was filmed is still used to produce media. While that appears to have remained the same, the interior and exterior of the building have obviously gone through changes.

Meet your 2023 Legislative Lobby Days Keynote Speaker

NASW-CA cannot wait to share space with you at our first in-person Lobby Days Conference in four years! On Sunday, April 16 we will be joined by hundreds of current and future social workers who are ready to advocate for issues that affect social work, our clients, and our communities. As part of our Conference, we are proud to announce that Senator Caroline Menjivar, MSW will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker. Be sure to reg...

NASW-CA cannot wait to share space with you at our first in-person Lobby Days Conference in four years! On Sunday, April 16 we will be joined by hundreds of current and future social workers who are ready to advocate for issues that affect social work, our clients, and our communities. As part of our Conference, we are proud to announce that Senator Caroline Menjivar, MSW will be joining us as our Keynote Speaker. Be sure to register to hear from Senator Menjivar and other leaders in legislative advocacy in April.

About Senator Caroline Menjivar, MSW

Senator Caroline Menjivar represents California’s 20th District, Burbank and the San Fernando Valley. She holds an MSW from UCLA and has vast public service experience within the very communities she now represents as Senator.

As a young lesbian, who could not come out to her family, Menjivar struggled in finding resources or safe spaces for LGTBQ+ youth. The lack of familial acceptance and her personal experience in navigating her sexual orientation motivated Menjivar to be the representative that she yearned for as a teenager and young adult. Upon return from active duty in the Marine Corps, Menjivar went back to school. When she took her first Sociology class she was hooked, eventually falling in love with fighting for social justice.

While attending college, Menjivar worked as an EMT and witnessed the lack of comprehensive behavioral health services and flawed emergency responses to the mental health crises. During her time as a domestic violence therapist, responding to calls with LAPD, Menjivar found having a trained crisis therapist on the scene improved victim advocacy.

As a social worker Menjivar knows, when communities are supported with robust behavioral health resources, powered by a strong workforce of social workers and mental health professionals, people can overcome the obstacles they face in life. Social workers are always on the frontlines, doing the hard work, breaking barriers through advocacy, and seeking to lift-up communities with equitable and holistic solutions to today’s intersecting issues. They too need to be supported and uplifted to be able to continue to support our most vulnerable.

Senator Caroline Menjivar’s wife, Jocelyn Tapia, is in the mental health sector as well and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. They reside in Panorama City with their two doggies.

Learn more about Caroline here.

We look forward to welcoming nearly 1,000 attendees and Senator Menjivar to the stage to share how social workers can break barriers and lead change together.


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