Emerson LA

Emerson College at Los Angeles, California

The new Emerson College campus in Los Angeles provides a landmark for film and performing arts students of the Boston-based college to study in an emmersive environement. The innovative design by the esteemed architects at Morphosis provides an integrated and efficient experience for both visitors and students.

Working with Zahner's Design Assist team of engineers, designers and fabricators, this generative design is visually compelling, efficiently envisioned, and intelligently engineered.

Zahner's scope of work included both the engineered aluminum scrim wall as well as the dual-curvature forms contained within its environs.

Display of the CAD panel layout design

Display of the CAD panel layout design.

Photo of the Emerson LA Campus at night

Photograph of the Emerson LA Campus at night.

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.

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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