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Fresh Renderings of Amazon Studios’ Future Los Angeles Home in Culver City

By May 24, 2019 No Comments
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Courtesy of Steven Sharp, Urbanize LA (May 23, 2019 )–In late 2018, Hackman Capital Partners broke ground on a $620-million expansion of The Culver Studios, a 100-year-old film studio in Downtown Culver City. Six months later, new renderings have emerged providing a closer glimpse of the under-construction development – which will become the new home of Amazon Studio’s Los Angeles area operations.

The project, which is slated to open by March 2021, will add 413,000 square feet of rentable space to the 14-acre campus – increasing its total footprint to more than 720,000 square feet.  Plans also call for the construction of two parking structures, with total accommodations for 1,930 vehicles.

The design by Gensler employs building typologies common to film studios.  Renderings show a series of contemporary mid-rise structures featuring metal exteriors and gabled roofs.  The campus setting includes several terrace decks and landscaped interior pathways.

Amazon, which announced its move to The Culver Studios in late 2017, has also leased the entire office portion of the adjacent Culver Steps development, which is also being built by Hackman Capital Partners.  The combined 600,000 square feet of space will house Amazon subsidiaries Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video, and World Wide Advertising.



Hackman Capital Partners is a privately-held, real-estate investment and operating company that focuses on commercial and industrial properties in major U.S. markets. Founded in 1986, the company has invested more than $3.5 billion in properties across 41 states—having owned, through affiliated entities, over 400 buildings totaling 35-plus million square feet. More than 7.6 million square feet of those properties have been located in California.

The company’s most notable Southern California projects include Television City Studios, a 780,000-square-foot television and broadcast facility; The Culver Studios, a 14.3-acre film and television studio campus and home of Amazon Studios; The Culver Steps, a 1.16-acre, mixed-use development, directly adjacent to The Culver Studios and also home to Amazon Studios; a 75,000-square-foot creative office conversion at 5500 West Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles; a 550,000-square-foot creative campus conversion in El Segundo; the Beats/Apple Southern California headquarters; and Westwood One Studios. Hackman Capital Partners is currently constructing approximately 1 million square feet of creative office and media-related campus space in Southern California.

Hackman Capital Partners is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and has an additional office in Columbus, Ohio.