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UNITED TALENT AGENCY
Thursday 09 May 2013
United Talent Agency is a client driven organization in the business of entertainment, so the design team sought to create a powerful impression upon the moment of arrival without being overwhelmingly flashy with details.
A screening room was of up-most importance to the client as they frequently have clients, including A-list celebrities, join them for private screenings so the design team created a 165-seat theatre from part of the pre-existing parking garage, enclosed it with cement walls and packaged it with unparalleled acoustic and projection performance. The room was designed with maximum flexibility to allow for the screening of Hollywood’s latest blockbuster movies, television episodes, independent films and video games as well as for lectures and meetings.
Recognizing United Talent Agency’s impressive art collection of mainly large-scale photography, the project team designed the space not only by seat count requirements, but to serve as a gallery to display the client’s extensive collection while positioning the pieces in such a location to preserve their existence. Several large pieces were specifically commissioned for the project as well, including a large tapestry by Pae White and a light sculpture by John Wigmore. The end result is a museum-like space beyond all else that not only captures the guest through the artwork itself but by the detailed design of the interior space itself.