CAA Building
Los Angeles, California

The goal was both simple and ambitious: To bring this post-modern classic up to date and adapt it to two ever-changing industries—entertainment technology and workplace design. 

In keeping with the building’s legacy, forms and finishes are inspired by the building, its location, and Pei’s catalog of work. The palette of architectural finishes—composed of flat volumes of cherry wood, natural slate, chrome, and stainless steel—is pulled directly from Pei’s catalog. 

The project focused on open space for workers and guests, preserving the original architecture while opening and lightening the space. The interiors rely heavily on existing cues of monumentality and rich, understated materials.