Los Angeles, CA
This 10,000 SF facility was designed for one of Los Angeles' premier post-production sound studios set within an existing light industrial building shell. Two categories of programs guided the design of the project: enclosed private work functions and open public spaces for interaction, socializing and collaborative work. The private programs included sound labs, recording studios, editing stations, viewing lounge, principal offices and a meeting room. The public programs consisted of client lounges, communal workstations, bar, eating areas, library and kitchen. Due to the stressful nature of the entertainment industry's workload and often-hectic timeline, the client requested a workplace sensibility that reflected a sense of calm and repose while at the same time offering a strong artistic and creative identity. The company's projects often required continuous work where principals, employees and clients coexisted for days at a time and as such the resolution of the project needed to consider functional resolutions modeled on hospitality industry conveniences and services. The project was conceived as an internalized ‘streetscape’ of movement and open spaces that foster interactions and socializing opportunities while the private functions and workspaces were nestled into the poché of the architectural forms.