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Wolcott Architecture Interiors (WAI) was established on the premise that a creative yet systematic approach to a client’s spatial requirements yields an innovative, functional, and integrated solution. WAI’s ability to design impactful environments has resulted in remarkable stability with an exceptionally high percentage of referral and repeat clientele. WAI is proud of its professional staff, portfolio of successful projects, and unique approach to fulfilling the needs of the client. In 35 years of business, WAI has designed and delivered facilities totaling over 40 million square feet throughout Southern California. Wolcott is organized into studios, each staffed with a full complement of architectural, interior design and graphic design professionals. The teams are client focused, design driven and budget conscious, which are all attributes deemed to be of prime importance to most project efforts. Clients are our first priority and throughout our relationship we always keep that in the forefront of our mind. WAI’s ultimate goal is to provide clients with exceptional design that is market relevant and results in creation of long term value. We are committed to our mission of “perfecting the client vision for functional and innovative design.” Our portfolio of successful projects spans the gamut of commercial, retail, corporate, entertainment, and public sector clients. Our core values revolve around providing our clients with… 

Success

Excellence

Creativity

Experience

Integrity


Wolcott Architecture Interiors (WAI) vertical team structure has proven to be most effective to ensure successful project delivery. WAI’s deep bench of experience and multi-disciplined teams provide clients with the full knowledge based resources of the firm. As a matter of practice, the teams utilize 3-D modeling during the design phase to better communicate concepts to the client as well as defining the design intent for a general contractor to ensure accurate pricing. Utilization of the 3-D modeling minimizes the need for value engineering and often allows for added flexibility during the design process. WAI’s vertically integrated team structure ensures effective and efficient communication to deliver complete, comprehensive and on time deliverables. All communication is direct and focused through the project team, whether it be client, landlord or consultants. Meetings are scheduled and held with key client stakeholders (whether individual or committee) to ensure that comprehensive and appropriate program data is obtained. Project and organizational objectives are consolidated, reviewed internally and finally presented to the client in order to develop consensus driven and approved project goals. This organizational philosophy and team structure positively influence project control on all fronts, starting with design and continuing through document preparation, construction, client move-in and ultimately the successful close out of the job.


Real D

RealD, the industry leader in digital stereoscopic image projection, called on Wolcott to design their new 32,000 square foot Beverly Hills headquarters. The client challenged the team to design a space that reflected their cutting edge technology, incorporated dynamic media elements, and boldly expresses design in 3-dimensions. The two-floor space includes an interconnecting stair that leads from the second floor collaboration hub known as ‘Times Square’ down to a screening room where the client showcases their latest technology. The space was designed with a combination of open ceiling and finished areas that serve to define the design and delineate private / public spaces. The team used a variety of materials and textures to express the dimensional aesthetic; wood, glass, metal, acoustic felt, polished concrete, and a twisted stainless steel sculpture suspended over the stair. A coup for the project was getting an LED color changing exterior building top sign the first in Beverly Hills.

Entertainment / Corporate


Playboy

When looking to relocate their Chicago headquarters and consolidate southern California operations, Playboy turned to the Wolcott design team. The iconic global adult entertainment and lifestyle media company selected a 45,000 square foot two-story space in the former Hilton Hotel headquarters building in Beverly Hills. The design team collaborated with the client to transform the space into an environment characterized as a modern translation with a vintage quality harkening back to Playboy’s sexy and sophisticated roots. The space was accented with numerous pieces of classic furniture in the common areas with environmental graphics further reinforcing the rich history and enhancing the Playboy brand.

Entertainment / Corporate


Recording Academy (NARAS)

The Recording Academy is to the Grammys what the Motion Picture Academy is to the Oscars. This distinguished organization realized a move was necessary to accomplish expansion plans related to their strategic vision. Wolcott was commissioned to design interiors for the 2-story, 66,000 square foot space in the newly constructed Lantana East Development. Strategic goals and objectives for the organization influenced the plan and the directed the design to reflect the history and tenure of the organization as well as acknowledging the future of new media. The office features a 2-story lobby with a water wall element and an integrated display chronicling the history of recording. The facility, which accommodates the executive and administrative offices, has an aesthetic infused with iconic images that pay tribute to the recording industry. The new space which is LEED Gold is also ideally suited for accommodating functions that utilize both indoor and outdoor areas.

Entertainment/ Media


Animation Studio

Wolcott was selected by a major entertainment company to design a new home for its growing direct to video animation division. The team was charged with converting an old warehouse facility into a multi-functional production facility that included employee amenities such as fitness center, cafĂŠ, and garden areas. The team met the challenges of adapting the existing 90,000 square foot single-story into an organized and functional production facility.

The new facility not only houses the administrative and artistic staff but also story rooms, conference areas, editorial bays, a recording studio and screening rooms. The heavily involved client helped the WAI team understand the flow of production and its requisite needs while the designers provided interior finishes and overall aesthetic concept. The exterior was created as entire gated campus with landscaped courtyards and water features. While the interior space is characterized by punctuated color, graphics, open lid conference rooms and lounge areas.

Entertainment


Lifestyle Company

Wolcott Architecture Interiors was enlisted to design a headquarters for a lifestyle, fitness, and nutritional supplement company. The new facility, situated in Lantana South, consists of a two-story, 43,000 square-foot space with a multifunctional core that incorporates reception, an interactive lounge, integrating space for presentation, conferencing, and company functions. Use of Moveo glass walls on the conference rooms maximizes the capability for open space.

WAI incorporated super-graphic images of the active lifestyle in the main lobby and designed a fitness room to express the high energy of the brand. Also unique to the design was the incorporation of a conceptualized ‘quarter mile’ track as part of the main circulation. The track, made of recycled rubber tire material, reinforces the client’s focus on health, wellness and fitness. The combination of all these design elements achieved a LEED Gold certification.

Corporate


Participant Media

Participant Media, a multi-faceted entertainment production company, chose Wolcott to design their new signature headquarters space in Beverly Hills. The company, producers of the Oscar winning documentary, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’, occupy 18,000 square feet in a Ehrlich designed LEED certified building. The carefully planned interiors accommodate executive, administrative, production, and marketing staffs that required the incorporation of a variety of work styles; private offices, workstations, benching, conference rooms, and ah-hoc meeting spaces. The Wolcott team integrated supergraphics into the space to express the firm’s product and energize the environment. Acknowledging the LEED base building construction, the team chose sustainable materials such as cork, reclaimed lumber, and rapidly renewable woods to adhere to Beverly Hills civic guidelines as well as satisfy client directives.

Entertainment


Sundance Institute

The institute, founded in 1981, incubated, developed and grew into a legitimate and respected organization. As the organization expanded and matured, it was able to better define its mission and culture, which was not reflected in the existing space built-out. The new design objective was to consolidate onto one floor, provide an open and collaborative plan rather than express the typical entertainment model. The new 14,000 square foot space called for an open and transparent design aesthetic that maximized day lighting and views. As an internationally recognized nonprofit organization working with independent artists, it was important to design a space that reflected their mission “to discover and develop independent artists and audiences across the globe.� The space was developed with a minimalist and simplified style. The space also reflects the aesthetic of an energizing and creative environment that is inspirational, as well as traditional. This goal was translated in the space through the use of wall graphics of inspirational quotes and imagery and somewhat irregular space planning.

Entertainment / Corporate


Live Nation Entertainment

Anchoring the west end of the Hollywood redevelopment area, home to the Hollywood & Highland retail complex and the Kodak Theater (home of the Academy Awards), Live Nation chose to occupy a signature tower at 7060 Hollywood Boulevard. The former medical office building was given a complete ‘facelift’. The fully demolished floors were redesigned by the WAI team to maximize views of the Hollywood Hills to the north and LA city to the south. The extensive use of glass fronts on the offices serves to maximize natural light. The design team incorporated graphics throughout the space to express the client’s business and energize the rather contemporary aesthetic. Film was applied to the glass office fronts for semi-privacy; the image being a bar code that spells ‘Live Nation’. Careful planning with consultants helped organize the mechanical systems and maintain openness within the limited 10’-6’’height. A simple color palette of red and white dominates the space to reinforce the Live Nation brand.

Entertainment


Principato Young Entertainment

Wolcott Architecture | Interiors (WAI) was selected to develop an innovative and creative environment for the offices of Principato Young Entertainment (PYE). As a cutting-edge comedy talent production entity, PYE is known for delivering TV, film and other media productions representative of comedy’s next generation. WAI was committed to delivering the same level of cutting-edge design for the new space. The WAI team collaborated with the client to design a space that was organic and had a curvilinear flow to take advantage of and respond to existing building architecture. Working along with PYE, the selected color pallet and finish patterning was derivative of a design aesthetic that reflected mid-century eclecticism. The eclecticism was further reinforced by the integration of contrast in finish textures of various woods, stains, furniture, and artwork. The patterning in the carpet for the main conference rooms was inspired by the vintage movie “Houses in Hollywood.” Glass was incorporated into the design to promote an “active” office, increase transparency and openness to encourage collaboration.

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PARTIAL CLIENT LIST Advertising/Public Relations D’Arcy McManus DDB Worldwide Allied Adverstising Grey Advertising IW Group Ogilvy/Alexander Public Relations Manning Selvage & Lee Maritz Inc. Petrol Aerospace/Defense Booz Allen Hamilton Hughes Corporation Lockheed Martin Northrop Grumman Raytheon TRW Consumer Products/Services Whole Foods VW Audi Beachbody British Airways Hyundai Leiner Health products ITT Industries QANTAS Toyota DirecTV Corporate Headquarters Goldline American Golf California Portland Cement Caruso Affiliated Holdings Herbalife John A. Martin & Associates Karl Storz Korn Ferry International Lowe Enterprises Tracinda Corp. THQ, Inc. SEIU Local 721 Developers/Real Estate Arden Realty Brookfield Properties Caruso Affiliated Holdings Corporate Point at West Hills Hines Lowe Enterprises J.H. Synder

The Irvine Company CB Richard Ellis Colliers International Cushman & Wakefield Jones Lang LaSalle Watt Properties Woodridge Capital Kennedy Wilson Entertainment/Media Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Activision American Society of Cinematographers Chainsaw DisneyToon Studios Fremantle Media Gold Circle Films International Cinematographers Guild LA Center Studios Lionsgate Pictures Live Nation Miramax Motion Picture Editors Guild National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Participant Media Playboy RealD Sony Pictures Entertainment THQ, Inc. Ticketmaster Time, Inc. Warner Bros. Financial Services First American Title Mellon Bank Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin Jefferies and Company Cantor Fitzgerald Chinatrust Bank Clarity Partners Kayne Anderson Smith Barney Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Wilmington Trust Wilshire Associates Healthcare Cedars Sinai Medical Offices

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Quest Diagnostics CIGNA Sherman Oaks Hospital CAP Management Hospitality/Retail Oliver Peoples Patina Restaurant Standard hotel Hotel Angeleno KOI Group Insurance Allianz CIGNA Fireman’s Fund Prudential Safeco USI Insurance Transamerica Legal Offices Venable, LLP Berger Kahn Greene Broillet Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof+Fishman LLP Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp Selman Breitman Dykema Gossett, LLP Specialty Projects Annenberg Foundation American Honda Motor Company Automobile Club of Southern California Australian Consulate British Consulate California Yacht Club Elton John Foundation Hilton Foundation Ralph M. Parsons Foundation The Getty Center VW Audi Design Center Technology Adelphia AT&T Broadcom Magellan Real Software Spirent Communications Websense IXIA


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Initiate project dialogue to define goals, objectives, procedures and strategies Prepare program of space requirements for personnel and equipment Establish planning standards, benchmarks and best practices Compile a profile and devise a strategy for potential expansion Determine optimal adjacency requirements Evaluate existing furnishings for re-use and prepare inventory as required Establish a project budget based on client goals and objectives Compile a program requirements project report Develop a master project schedule Assist in alternative building evaluations considering square footage calculations, building module, standards, systems and valuing reuse of existing improvements Review and report on ADA/Title 24 requirements Evaluate tenant work letter as applied to design and construction

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Prepare final design options based on approved budget and schematic concepts Present proposed final design layout, color/ finish materials, architectural details, signage, furnishings and accessories Review plans and specifications for technical accuracy Review criteria for pre-qualifications of engineers, contractor and suppliers/vendors Advise client on selection of structural, mechanical, electrical and other consultants (acoustical, lighting, audio visual, data/telecom) Identify any specified long-lead delivery items

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Prepare bid instructions and issue construction drawings and specifications for bid Issue addenda as required Provide clarification of construction documents Review and analyze subcontractor bids Advise client regarding contract awards or assist in negotiation with selected contractor Construction Administration/Observation

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Field check dimension of selected or optional building spaces Prepare preliminary occupancy studies of selected or alternative building options Determine most functional and efficient plans for buildings under consideration Develop and evaluate budgets for selected or alternative space plan studies Prepare final space plan indicating furniture and equipment layout Select construction materials and finish options Define allowances for furnishings, accessories, plants and artwork Develop conceptual design parameters through presentation of schematic plans, sketches, photos and finish samples

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Refine budget to reflect adjustments made in final plan Meet with appropriate governing agencies for preliminary plan check approvals Update schedule refining deadlines for project phases

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Prepare final bid documents and specifications for the approved design utilizing CAD system Prepare construction document backgrounds for release to consultants and coordination of engineering services Advise client on contractor selection process, negotiation and bidding Prepare detailed construction document schedules Prepare furniture procurement plan and specifications Coordinate completion of engineering and architectural documentation Review and approve construction documents with client Submit approved contract documents for city plan check and permit approvals; apply for variances if needed Finalize plan check review with applicable governing agencies

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Initiate pre-construction conference with client Review detailed construction schedule with client and contractor Make periodic field inspections during construction to monitor progress and quality of work Review and process shop drawings and material submissions Attend construction progress meetings Issue change orders/bulletins as required Review and process contractor payment requests Coordinate installation schedule for furnishings Prepare punch list at project completion Monitor resolution of punch list items Post-Construction

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Assist with tenant move-in Coordinate compilation of manuals and warranties Evaluate condition of project at 90 days post-completion and provide report

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