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.
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.