Walt Disney Concert Hall - Founders’ Room, Los Angeles, CA: This 4,800 sq. ft. dining room includes custom lighting and millwork, and a landscaped private dining patio paved in with travertine stone. Frank Gehry’s signature sculptured plaster ceiling rises 50 feet to reveal a skylight.
New construction. Hagy Belzberg designed this as a secret backstage space where a contoured ceiling, rippling wood wall and indirect lighting create a sense of curtained enclosure. This project won the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design - 2004 American Architecture Award; the AIA | LA 2004 Restaurant Design Awards - Excellence in Restaurant Design; and the Los Angeles Business Council’s 2004 L.A. Architectural Award for Interior Design. Architect: Hagy Belzberg, FAIA.
The Outdoor Bar and Popcorn Stand was a fast-track, 28 week project. The existing popcorn stand and service ramp was an underutilized area at one of the most heavily trafficked entrances at the East Gate. The project consisted of a 2,143 square foot outdoor bar and service area with access to the existing Pool Kitchen, which was above the 1,389 square foot Popcorn concession stand. The new design features four architectural fabric canopies that mimic the famous curves of the Hollywood Bowl.
A 6-story, 269-room, 500,000 sq. ft. five star hotel, 41,000 sq. ft. conference center, 40,000 sq. ft. spa with 28 treatment rooms, poolside cabanas and luxurious private suites; and California Health Longevity Institute with clinical diagnostic equipment. Stone flooring, cherry mill-work, backlit precious stone art panels and fiber-optic lighting are used throughout. Total built area: 768,080 sq. ft.; total value: $265.4 Million.
Walt Disney Concert Hall - Los Angeles, CA: With a sweeping cathedral ceiling and open, inviting interior, the 3,300 sq. ft. Café & Servery is situated in one of the most architecturally impressive locations within the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Café is an encased illuminated patterned glass box surrounded with stainless steel. The seating area is open to balconies above with slanting custom millwork ceiling, slanted walls, custom millwork tree columns and limestone flooring.
Expansion of the operating Fantasy Springs Casino, adding a 12-story reinforced concrete hotel tower with associated hard-scape and landscaping, and a new central plant. The 4-star hotel includes 240 guest rooms, 10 suites, a 100-foot long swimming pool, sky-bar with open balcony and panoramic views, lobbies, banquet rooms and 2 restaurants.
Los Angeles Music Center - Kendall’s Brasserie: Renovation and seismic upgrades to well known restaurant located near the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The remodeled Kendall’s is a European brasserie comprising an exciting and dramatic series of spaces. The rich but comfortably informal interior includes a unique main dining room, dynamic central bar, seafood bar and sidewalk dining.
Chapman University – Leatherby Libraries, Orange, CA: This steel-framed, 101,000 sq. ft. building replaces a 32,000 sq. ft. library; considered “six libraries under one roof,” it can accommodate 300,000 hard copy books, and also features extensive wi-fi and multi-media facilities. Construction occurred simultaneously with the 24,000 sq. ft. Oliphant Hall Music Building Project, both in the center of a fully operational campus. Project value: $18.3M.
Chapman University - Oliphant Hall Music Building, Orange, CA: New 24,000 sq. ft., 4-story music building featuring 60-seat lecture hall, sound isolated classrooms and rehearsal/practice rooms, connects to an existing building which was also renovated. Project was accomplished simultaneously with the 101,000 sq. ft. Leatherby Libraries project, both in central location of operational campus, requiring careful coordination to avoid interference with school activities. Value: $6.9M.