Allied Works developed a master plan and detailed design proposals for a new animation facility. The project involved extensive research into the company, the film production process and the methods for animation, as well as site planning and analysis of the new campus in Glendale, California.
This comprehensive approach is intended to provide more than just needed square footage, but rather a workspace that is uniquely attuned to the company’s needs, and builds upon its culture, character and creative potential.
The Glendale proposal focused on creating a new identity and life for the Studio's animation division within the former industrial park. In the first stage, Allied Works developed a master plan that would integrate existing structures with new facilities through a phased expansion, while responding to the climate and landscape of Southern California. Once a building site and program were identified through this process, a building concept was developed to establish the principal organization, massing and structural concept for the new facility. Completed through schematic design, Allied Works’ proposal provides flexible workspace for animators and support staff, as well as shared resources including an enclosed central court, full-scale theater, screening rooms, conference spaces, café and fitness center.