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Douglas has designed over 750,000 square feet commercial Studios, Office Buildings, and Tenant Improvements such as Siren Studios Sound Stages, Photo Studios, and Master Planning.  Also new ground up post-production building for IMAX’s West Coast Headquarters wining an ENR Award and completed several Tenant Improvements for Hulu’s Headquarters, KCET broadcast facility, Time Warner Cable’s Sports Net Broadcast Facility, NBC Universal, and others. He has also worked as Set Designer allowing him to understand the challenges of the Media clients face.

  • Tenant Improvements
  • Additions
  • New Construction
  • from 3,000 SF to 80,000 SF
  • Production Studios and Offices for Movie, Photo, Broadcast, Gaming, Advertising,
  • Throughout California.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midcentury Rennovation

Hawthorne, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midcentury Rennovation

Hawthorne, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midcentury Rennovation

Hawthorne, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Offices/Showroom

Los Angeles (Fashion District), CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ginger Offices/Showroom

Los Angeles (Fashion District), CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios @ Orange

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios @ Orange

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios @ Orange

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C-Nation Offices

Los Angeles (Cheviot Hills), CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Sunset Campus

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Sunset Campus

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Sunset Campus

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Sunset Campus

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Adams Artist Studio

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Adams Artist Studio

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Adams Artist Studio

Los Angeles, CA

Project Designer/Architect with Gensler

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMAX West Coast HQ

Gensler

Los Angeles (Playa Vista), CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HULU HQ

Gensler

Santa Monica, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCET Broadcast

Gensler

Burbank, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KCET Broadcast

Gensler

Burbank, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R&D

Gensler

San Francisco, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ad Agency

Gensler

Costa Mesa, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NBC Universal Offices

Gensler

Los Angeles (Universal), CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OC Office Building

Gensler

Irvine, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OC Office Building

Gensler

Irvine, CA

Project Designer/Architect with DesignARC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Tower

DesignARC

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Tower

DesignARC

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Springs Modern Homes' Offices

DesignARC

Palm Springs, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Tower

DesignARC

Los Angeles, CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siren Studios Tower

DesignARC

Los Angeles, CA

Commercial Project List:

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•  Mid-Century Renovation | Hawthorne, CA

•  Sunset Media Village (Master Plan) | Hollywood, CA

•  Lumina Artist Studio | Los Angeles (W. Adams), CA

•  Ginger  Offices and Showroom | Los Angeles, CA

•  Siren Studios @ Orange | Hollywood, CA

•  Office TI | Westwood, CA

•  C-Nation | Los Angeles (Cheviot), CA

while Project Designer/Architect at DesignARC

•  Siren Studios | Hollywood, CA

•  DesignARC New Office (2558) | Los Angeles, CA

•  Palm Springs Modern Homes Office | Palm Springs, CA

while Project Designer/Architect at Gensler

•  OC Office Headquarters | Irvine, CA

•  LiveNation Amphitheater | Irvine, CA

•  IMAX Film Production Facility | Los Angeles, CA

•  Time Warner Regional Sports Network | El Segundo, CA

•  HULU Headquarters | Santa Monica, CA

•  NBC Universal Term Deal Writers | Universal City (LA), CA

•  Electronic Arts | Los Angeles, CA

•  Samsung R+D | San Francisco, CA

•  NBC Universal Home Ent. | Universal City (LA), CA

•  WPP The Garage/Team Mazda | Costa Mesa, CA

•  KCET Community Television | Burbank, CA

Thank you to each Client, Engineer, Contractor, Team member, and Colleague/Office

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Below is a guide to frequently asked questions.  Please note these are generic and your indivual project, site, State or Jursidiction may differ

OPEN OFFICES:

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Studies have found that the trend of the Open Office, where there no Partitions creating cubicles, or too low partitions have actually reduced collaboration and efficiency.

The Theory was that collaboration would be naturally created by "breaking" down walls/barriers.  To create a Paradigm shift, being more creative space compared to cubicle spaces.  And that Shared Space creates team-building.

Recent studies found that 70% less face to face interaction between staff.  Most employees use technology like headphones to "wall" themselves off from others.  They also use email or messenger to discuss projects, instead of having face-to-face conversations.

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  1. A mix of spaces, between open collaborative bench seating and areas where Private Spaces, "break-out" spaces that Teams can collaborate or use as a temporary Private Office.  Creating multiple Cafés and "War-Rooms", places that open natural conversation along with Private "messy" conversations can take place
  2. Consider using new Modern Partitions that vary in height and easily movable.  This was the original goal of  Herman Miller, Robert Propst, in 1960s when the office cubicle was started, the Action Office.  Today with new manufacturing and becoming less dependent on being "hard-wired" to an outlet, Partitions can sift down a bench along with free-standing movable "pin-up" spaces.  This allows Business to maintain efficiency of a tighter footprint per employee while allowing  flexibility
  3. Stagger your desks, or the location of each seat to reduce cross-talk.  Along with floor finish and ceiling choices can help the acoustical privacy of an open office.

ACCESSIBILITY (ADA) IMPROVEMENTS:

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  1. Not only are you as a Building Owner and/or Tenant required to update your facility with new construction, but anytime there is a Code Change either State or Federal
  2. A few areas Accessibility Areas of concern are Access Routes from the Street to the Entrance to your Space and Beyond via ramps, elevators, paths, finish floor, transitions, door widths, door hardware,.  Parking Spaces, Signage, Elevators, Restroom clearances, reaches, grab bars.  Tables and Counter clearances and reaches along with the number of.
  3. Applying for Unreasonable Hardship can be difficult to obtain approval, as you must prove that Improvements to comply with Accessibility would exceed the current State Valuation Threshold, and then you will be limited to 20% of the Overall Project Budget to to address Accessibility Issues.  This is recorded and will continue with the Project for future Alterations.  Unreasonable Hardship is not recommended as Access for all is important, and Federal civil right.  Universal Design for all ages and disabilities, putting People First.

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CHANGE OF USE:

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When an Existing Structure has a Use, for example an existing Warehouse, and the Proposed Use differs, such as a new Office Use, that is considered a Change of Use which may trigger issues such as:

  1. City Zoning Code:  Is that Use allowed in that Zone, and if not can a Conditional Use be applied for.  If it is allowed, are the parking restrictions, or Size limitations such as allowable floor area, height, setbacks, etc?
  2. Building Code:  There may be issues with the Existing Type of Construction, lack of Sprinklers, etc, and may create Size limitations such as allowable floor area, height, setbacks, etc. requiring either the building to be modified or the Use may not be allowed.  Also there may not be the required number of exits, or exit widths.  Structural rehabilitation may also be required to meet the current Building Code
  3. Accessibility Code (ADA):  There may items listed above that before were not required with the Building or Site's existing Use.  Therefore additional Accessibility requirements may be required.
  4. Plumbing Code:  There may not be enough plumbing Fixtures for the Proposed Use.

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