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LETTERMAN DIGITAL ARTS CENTER
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PRESIDIO, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
900,000 SF   
COMPLETED 2001

When George Lucas decided to consolidate and relocate his digital empire to one campus on the Presidio of San Francisco, QA was tasked with formulating the program and Masterplan. Having designed separate spaces for every Lucas company outside of his ranch facilities, no one was more intimate with the programmatic needs and complex interrelationships of his digital companies than Quezada Architecture. The Presidio was originally a large U.S. Army base strategically located at the entrance to San Francisco Bay manned to protect the area during several wars. In 1993, the land was granted to the National Park Service to be converted to an international center for intellectual and sustainable development. With the transition from Army Base to private sector, very strict regulations were put in place to insure all new building were in keeping with the original utilitarian architecture.

In addition to Industrial Light+Magic, LucasFilm and LucasARTS, the one million square foot 
digital arts studios facility accommodates over 2500 employees within an environmentally 
responsive, advanced technology multi-building digital film complex. The Master Planning Program and Workplace Analysis compiled by QA was the essential feasibility component of the multiteam development competition conducted by the Presidio Trust in San Francisco. Beyond 
architecture and interior design, QA provides unique technical support and precontract services that have never been more evidently successful than at Letterman for the Lucas Companies.
 

For ILM, we initiated to facilitate computer graphics teams working on George Lucas€™ Star Wars Episode One. The “Building within a building” concept was conceived  out of  very complex programmatic requirements integrating flexibility, independence, and team structure to accommodate small to large groups of graphic artists while movies are in development. Despite heavy technical infrastructure requirements, the graphic artists enjoy rich materiality and uniquely shaped studio spaces that foster creativity and allow them to accessorize their personal habitat, while maintaining a visual grounding to the essential core (the €œbuilding within a building€) as well as other studio campus buildings.
  
 
The Lucas Arts division of the George Lucas Companies focus on the design of video games and educational software. The central focal point of the space is the vibrant elliptical volume denoting the public spaces and is used for conferencing and collaboration. The strategically places fenestrations allow for privacy with a hint of view to the inner workings of the conferencing area. The high bay warehouse space was accentuated by the exposed ceiling, structure, mechanical systems and allow for the visual effect of the volume within the space.
INDUSTRIAL LIGHT + MAGIC

SAN RAFAEL, CA
40,000 SF  
COMPLETED 1999

AIA CALIFORNIA COUNCIL
​€‹"DESIGN MERIT" AWARD

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT + MAGIC

LOS ANGELES, CA
15,000 SF 
COMPLETED 1999


LUCAS ARTS€‹ ENTERTAINMENT
SAN RAFAEL, CA
24,000 SF
COMPLETED 1998
LUCAS DIGITAL LTD
SAN RAFAEL, CA
24,000 SF
COMPLETED 1998
THX
SAN RAFAEL, CA
40,000 SF
COMPLETED 1998
LUCAS LEARNING
SAN RAFAEL, CA
40,000 SF
COMPLETED 1998