Chari Jalali VP/director of interiors HOK - Bisnow/Allen matkins Silicon Beach

As VP/director of interiors for HOK in Culver City, Chari Jalali focuses on creative office space, working with clients like AOL, Fox Interactive, and Warner Bros. Before joining HOK, she worked on Google's recently opened campus in Venice. The clients Chari works with want to be in a space that feels very non-corporate, and Santa Monica has a lot of this kind of product—old bow-truss warehouse buildings that are naturally conducive to stimulating creativity. (In lieu of magic truffles, try magic trusses.) With people seeking entertainment on platforms other than watching TV, she's seeing a lot of crossover between technology and entertainment companies. "A lot of the branches of the entertainment industry are starting to have their facilities look and feel more like the tech sector."