Framestore Moves Out West - Culver City Creative Office Space
Culver City has become a trendy market for various creative industries, especially in the entertainment business. The central location helps attract a wide range of employees across LA, as well as keeping companies close to the studios and other partners/clients out in Burbank, Hollywood, as well as on the Westside. There is also an abundance of creative converted industrial buildings, allowing for truly unique offices for companies that use their space as a key attraction and culture tool.
Culver City has become such a significant player that Framestore, the prominent production, vfx, post and direction company, decided to open its first West Coast presence right in the heart of it.
Office Snapshots http://officesnapshots.com/2014/11/19/framestore-los-angeles-studio-offices/
DHD Architecture + Design joined forces with RAC Design Build to transform an industrial building in Los Angeles into a new office space for visual effects, production, direction and post production studio Framestore.
Framestore moves out West. DHD has designed the previous 4 spaces occupied by Framestore in NYC SoHo district. We were asked to design the LA (Helm’s Ave / Culver City) location and collaborate with local architects RAC Design Build. The industrial building had a past life as a fabric fire-retardant workshop, specializing in fire protection for the airline industry. The 50’ high tower, now a conference room and roof top hangout, was where they hung the treated fabric to dry. Design features include defunct parking meters and NYC subway strap hangers. The client lounge has 2 period TWA business class seats, complete with ashtrays. Occupation May 2013.
*Shared by Jeff Vertun