Grauman Chinese TheaterHollywood, California
This project is a striking example of the creative renovation of a historical building to provide the amenities necessary to continue to attract visitors. The project consisted of a seismic structural upgrade and numerous renovations. The seating was replaced, a new state-of-the-art sound system and movie screen were installed, a new projection booth constructed, and the lobby, exterior facade and forecourt were renovated. New lighting was installed in the forecourt area to enhance the renowned hand and footprints embedded in concrete.
This was a unique and challenging project as we were charged with designing significant systems upgrades within a strict budget while maintaining the historical nature of the building. One of the most significant challenges was the upgrade of life-safety systems within the building.
Size: +1,000 Seat Theatre