Capitol Records Building
Hollywood, California
As part of EMI/Capitol Records consolidation of its Los Angeles operations in Hollywood, M2A designed a 20,000 sf office expansion adjacent to the landmark Capitol Tower. The primary design challenge faced by the design team was to integrate the world renowned icon with the adjacent historic facade that occupies the corner of the site. The use of simple materials and continuation of primary building forms integrates the historic facade with the tower without challenging the integrity of either building. 

A substantial landscape plaza created between the two buildings provides for a company wide assembly space as well as an outdoor dining room to promote spontaneous interaction between different divisions of the company. The landscape plan, developed in conjunction with Mia Lehrer and Associates, continues the geometry of the new and historic buildings into the adjacent parking areas.