Imax Corp.’s new West Coast headquarters is being built in the commercial district of Playa Vista — a three-story, 66,000 sq. ft. facility to rise at the corner of Westlawn Avenue and Millennium Drive, next to the massive hangar where aerospace mogul Howard Hughes built his infamous wooden transport plane known as the Spruce Goose.
The heart of the new Imax building designed by architecture firm Gensler is an interior amphitheater under a large skylight. The area will serve as the hub of the facility, where employees can interact with clients and one another.
The building will house two large screening rooms and a formal pre-function area for private screenings, Imax said. The production space and screening rooms will accommodate evolving technology in the filmmaking industry.
A grand lobby will connect two workplace floors by an interior atrium with enclosed glass conference rooms above. An elliptical outdoor courtyard will have movable seating to accommodate impromptu gatherings, activities and special events.