Founded in 2004 The Ahmanson Founders Room project was initiated to enhance private membership at the Ahmanson Theatre
The existing design of the Ahmanson Theatre de-emphasized the value of the Founders by wedging the dedicated room into a small, closed-ended space whilst providing an abundance of space to the general public. The reorganization of the previous lobby brought emphasis and grandeur back to the Ahmanson Founders Room and the finished room has a resounding aura of connectivity between texture, material, color and light.
Beyond the physical limitations on size, there was no opportunity for additional services such as food and beverages to be included with the Founders experience.
Economically the new space has become an income generator for the theatre. The theatre has benefited from the added food and beverage service coupled with lengthier periods of time spent by visitors.
The lobby for the Ahmanson Theatre off Grand Street is sunken below street level which enforces an ascent to the theatre for the public. The new design was to be located on the same level as this lobby with direct entry from the subterranean parking garage.