Emerson LA

Emerson College at Los Angeles, California

The new Emerson College campus in Los Angeles is a landmark design by the esteemed architects at Morphosis. Working with Zahner's Design Assist team of engineers, designers and fabricators, this generative design is visually compelling, efficiently envisioned, and intelligently engineered.

Rendering of the Morphosis-designed Emerson LA Campus

Rendering of the Morphosis-designed Emerson LA Campus.
Rendering courtesy Morphosis.

Rendering of Emerson LA project during the day

Rendering of Emerson LA project during the day.
Rendering courtesy Morphosis.

Display of the CAD panel layout design by Zahner

Display of the CAD panel layout design by Zahner.

The mockup for Emerson LA at the Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City

The mockup for Emerson LA at the Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City.

Photograph of the mockup, revealing the corridor which cuts through the facadeThe mockup for Emerson LA at the Zahner Headquarters in Kansas City

 

Photographs of the mockup, revealing the corridor which cuts through the facade.

Photograph during the construction process of the generative facade panels

Photograph during the construction process of the generative facade panels.

Photo detail of the louvered display during construction at the Emerson LA Campus

Photo detail of the louvered display during construction at the Emerson LA Campus.

Photograph showing both the ZEPPS™ forms as well as the generative facade design

Photograph showing both the ZEPPS™ forms as well as the generative facade design.

Photograph showing both the ZEPPS™ forms as well as the generative facade design

Photograph showing both the ZEPPS™ forms as well as the generative facade design.

Detail of the Emerson LA facade against Hollywood Hills in California

Detail of the Emerson LA facade against Hollywood Hills in California.

Rendering of the Morphosis-designed Emerson LA Campus

Rendering of the Morphosis-designed Emerson LA Campus.
Rendering courtesy Morphosis.

Preliminary sketch by Thom Mayne of Morphosis for Emerson LA

Preliminary sketch by Thom Mayne of Morphosis for Emerson LA.
Drawing courtesy Morphosis.

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