Both beloved and notorious, Tinseltown has long had a tantalizing hold on our hearts. We may lament its taste for flash over substance or applaud its singular moments of magic. But love it or loathe it, we can all agree that Hollywood is having a moment. Enter Columbia Square. A physical expression of Hollywood at its best.
A modern interpretation of a studio lot, Columbia Square will be home to innovative companies from around the world. Built on the fabled grounds of CBS, it’s a media village that heralds historic and Class A workspaces, collaborative indoor/outdoor environments, walkable shopping and classic urban living. It’s a second act with impressive gusto.
HISTORY HAS BEEN MADE HERE BEFORE...
Built in 1938, Columbia Square was the most modern technology facility of its time. Designed by renowned architect, William Lescaze in the vanguard International Modernist style, its state-of-the-art recording studios and theaters cemented Hollywood as the entertainment center of the universe. Stars such as Jack Benny and Orson Welles recorded their best-known work. A young comedienne named Lucille Ball filmed her TV pilot. James Dean was an usher; Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana recorded legendary hits. Beyond its stars’ performances, Columbia Square gave birth to an industry of innovative engineering, sound effects, editing and film. This is the place where science and art met, fell in love and said, “I do.”
... AND HISTORY WILL BE MADE HERE AGAIN
A decade after CBS abandoned its 4.7-acre site, Columbia Square leads Hollywood’s revitalization. Where Hollywood first planted its roots, a new creative center will grow.
Columbia Square makes a promise to the community—to honor the companies at the forefront of entertainment and technology, and to construct a space where they can incubate exceptional ideas.
"I sat down in an armchair in Los Angeles when I was 23, and when I got up I was 61."
- Orson Welles
DESIGNED FROM THE INSIDE OUT
Columbia Square delivers a new class of creative office space in Hollywood. Walls of glass let in light and inspiration, and balconies and decks make getting outdoors a breeze. Each building has unique character, from a sound stage-inspired studio to state-of-the-art, dual-core architecture. Spaces share respect for the environment with sustainable LEED Gold architecture and cutting-edge mechanical systems. Inside, open floor plates encourage companies to customize their spaces with workstations, conference rooms, edit bays, lounges, kitchens...whatever helps the creativity flow.
HOLLYWOOD'S NEW CREATIVE MEDIA CAMPUS
For decades, Hollywood’s cinematic visions of the future have sparked global design trends. Now, developer Kilroy Realty Corporation presents an unprecedented vision for how we work and live today. They asked an esteemed collective of architects to cultivate bold ideas about the future of the American workplace, community and home life. Rios Clementi Hale Studios, House & Robertson and GBD Architects Inc. answered the query with stunning clarity and beauty. The result is a campus where the West Coast’s best creative minds will flock and flourish. Columbia Square is a study in mobility, collaboration and connection to the natural world— and how they inform our daily happiness.
"The new media campus will help ensure that the Hollywood industry stays in the Hollywood community, bringing the jobs of today and tomorrow to the neighborhood."
- Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
IT'S NOT JUST A WORKPLACE, IT'S A PLACE THAT WORKS FOR PEOPLE
Designed to foster the collaborative spirit, Columbia Square gives creativity a new home in Hollywood. By blending historical reuse with new construction, we’ve preserved the architectural character of a Hollywood classic and put it to work for tomorrow. For our tenants, inspiration rarely springs from staring at spreadsheets in windowless offices. The creative workplace is vibrant and flexible. We move fast. We work mobile. We talk a lot. So, let’s take a meeting in the garden or on the roof deck.
"When we share space, we share purpose,"
- Rios Clementi Hale Studios
ESSENTIALS FOR A DELICIOUSLY STYLISH LIFE
It’s the happiest hour: pop out and discover a new local chef, yoga class or artisan espresso roaster. Retail at Columbia Square will bring to light our finest homegrown restaurants, shops and services. With 2,800 forward-thinking employees on-site and a blossoming 24/7 live/ work/entertainment district with a walkability score of 89, this modern shopping and dining destination will stretch beyond mere services to the realm of entertainment and inspiration.
Classic urban living takes a luxurious turn in The Residences at Columbia Square. With floor-to-ceiling glass and astounding 360-degree visibility, residents will enjoy the ultimate bird’s-eye view of Los Angeles’ beauty, from the mountains to the ocean. Whether you put down roots for the long-term or come to town for a short work assignment, you’ll find it’s a fantastic place to live.
A new level of luxury has arrived
The Exchange speaks the language of mobility, fluidity and the energetic pursuit of advancement. Bikes, trains, walking, skateboarding. Zipping to and from the I-280. Connection to all points within San Francisco in just minutes. Eclectic plaza experiences and sweeping rooftop gardens that encourage movement. The Exchange is a conduit and canvas for new ideas, collaboration and innovation.
A NEIGHBORHOOD OF WORKING PEOPLE
As Mission Bay ambitiously reinvents itself, The Exchange is leading its transformation into an emerging, amenity-rich environment. Employees can enjoy the quality of life that comes from a seamless daily experience. No tradeoffs, no compromises, no long commutes. The Exchange offers its employees a place that makes work feel more like life.
A STUDY OF CONNECTION AND MOBILITY
When you love where you work you can’t help but be inspired. Kilroy has delivered an artful vision for Mission Bay’s future. Taking cues from the surrounding environment, The Exchange’s four distinct buildings offer people-first architecture with an intuitive environmental design in an approximately 700,000sf development with Class A office space designed for today’s workforce.
Set along the southernmost boundary in Mission Bay, The Exchange offers open, efficiently designed floor plates and flexible office space for technology, biotech, and parking facilities for single or multiple tenants. Two gracious and dynamic public lobbies along Owens Street connect to pedestrian-friendly open urban plazas and pocket parks. West facing green walls and prominent internal art walls visible to the street create an urban oasis and invite a village atmosphere for neighboring developments.
LOTS OF BREATHING ROOM
Another world within the workplace, The Exchange’s fluid outdoor design is a study in movement and seamless transitions. Entertain clients on the 6th floor from a breathtaking rooftop garden with exceptional city views. Take your meeting out to the city’s best weather on a private balcony. Retreat to one of the many collaborative outdoor spaces on the plaza for an impromptu code sprint. Find inspiration in the public art installations and lush landscaping. Wherever the moment moves you, The Exchange’s outer environments breathe life into the workday.
Variety is indeed the spice of life. From the vibrant ground level plaza to the many terraces, private gardens, balconies and lush rooftop work spaces, The Exchange offers an array of amenities designed to make mobility an integral part of the work day. So ride to work and park your wheels at the lobby bike spa. Grab lunch on the ground floor and take it to one of the parks. Enjoy waterfront views, take a meeting in one of the many private gardens or relax on the roof. At The Exchange you can work indoors or out and fully wired with wifi so you can move wherever the moment takes you.
Located near the iconic corner of Sunset and Vine, Sunset Media Center is located at the heart of Hollywood, which is undergoing significant revitalization as a public and private funds have added substantial retail amenities and transit infrastructure. The company has completed its repositioning of the property to a premier, Class A, highly visible entertainment and media hub.