Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on New Hollywood Landmark

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Ruth Brajevich, CMO rbrajevich@waremalcomb.com

Maureen Bissonnette, Director, Marketing mbissonnette@waremalcomb.com



Hollywood 959 sets a new standard for creative workspace designed for media/entertainment industry

LOS ANGELES (March 8, 2016) – Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on a new creative office campus for J.H. Snyder Company located at 959 North Seward Street in Los Angeles, California. With this project, called Hollywood 959, J.H. Snyder Company sets a new standard for creative workspace designed for the media/entertainment industry. Ware Malcomb provided architectural and interior design services for the project.

“Hollywood 959 is a collaborative campus environment for creative tenants,” said Ware Malcomb Principal, Radwan Madani. “Ultimately, our client, J.H. Snyder Company, wanted an entertainment campus that would be as vibrant as Hollywood itself, while incorporating amenities that are important to today’s workforce.”

The design features two buildings (East Wing and West Wing) with maximum rentable square footage of 244,329 and approximately 737 parking stalls within an eight-level parking garage including electric vehicle and low-emitting vehicle parking zones. The project caters to users of office, production, post-production, and editing facilities. It allows for tenant flexibility and an opportunity for a private, secure campus within 15 minutes of numerous Hollywood studios and world famous venues, as well as multiple industry vendors (i.e. film editing, film and tape storage, lighting, grip and power equipment, etc.).

“In collaboration with J.H. Snyder Company, our overall design concept was to create a contemporary, modern architectural style as a counterpoint to the adjacent monoliths of concrete and brick,” said Ware Malcomb Principal of Design, Jinger Tapia. “Through the use of white metal panel, champagne-toned plaster and vibrant colored glass, we have created a break from the visual status quo of painted concrete to create a unique entertainment campus that is sure to inspire the creativity of future tenants.”

The campus features several on-site amenities popular in today’s creative office market including: large outdoor gathering areas, a 4,300 square foot on-site commissary with additional space for outdoor eating/lounging, , two-story wing with exposed barrel truss and colored operable windows, opportunity for screening room(s), and WiFi in outdoor areas. Large, flexible floor plates allow for multiple office plan arrangements and sizing, including the opportunity for exterior circulation along window line, while the multifunctional courtyard space can be used for events, screenings, and an alternative work environment.

Sustainable design features include increased natural ventilation, outdoor air monitoring and lighting level controls.  In addition, 90% of occupants will have views to the outdoor environment. The project qualifies to earn enough points to achieve LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (usgbc.org).

J.H. Snyder Company also served as the General Contractor for Hollywood 959. Ware Malcomb’s Los Angeles office recently relocated to Downtown LA to better serve their rapidly growing client base.

Ware Malcomb has been nationally recognized as a thought leader for creative office design.  Recent creative office projects designed by Ware Malcomb include: The Landing at 2040 in El Segundo, the Station office building in El Segundo, the Stamps.com corporate headquarters in El Segundo, and the 1601 Vine high rise Class A office in Los Angeles.

About J.H. Snyder Company (jhsnyder.net)

Based in Los Angeles, California, the J.H. Snyder Company offers the capacity to design, finance, entitle, build and operate various types of real estate assets. The company has a fully integrated staff, including finance, construction, asset management and property management.

About Ware Malcomb (waremalcomb.com)

Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is an international design firm providing planning, architecture, interior design, branding and civil engineering services to commercial real estate and corporate clients. With 17 office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Panama, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/educational facilities and renovation projects.  Ware Malcomb was among the top 10 midsize firms in Real Estate Forum’s 2015 Fastest Growing Companies list, the top 20 architectural firms in Building Design+Construction magazine’s 2015 Giants 300 ranking, and the top 50 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s 2016 Top 100 Giants.

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