The Recording Academy
This distinguished body – the Recording Academy is to the Grammys what the Motion Picture Academy is to the Oscars – was located nearby but a move was deemed necessary in order to accomplish expansion plans related to the strategic vision for the organization.
The new office features a 2-story lobby with a water wall element and an integrated display chronicling the history of recording. The space, which accommodates the executive and administrative offices of the Academy, has an overall design infused with iconic images that pay tribute to the recording industry.
The new space on the ground floor was planned to service dual purposes and accommodate functions at either the main entrance or rear patio. The interior space also received a LEED Gold certification, which along with the base building makes it a Gold/Gold project.