Situated in the heart of the entertainment industry on Sunset Boulevard, Emerson College Los Angeles will accommodate over 200 undergraduate students from the renowned creative arts and communication school based in Boston, Massachusetts.
The building’s frame-like outer volume accommodates ten storeys of student housing, while the curving central sections contain teaching facilities and staff administration, amidst a series of terraces and connecting bridges.
"The building is designed to expand the interactive, social aspect of education," said Thom Mayne. "We focused on creating with the broader community in mind - both in terms of public space and sustainable design."
Photography: Iwan Baan