LOS ANGELES—Hudson PacificProperties is preparing to start construction onits Icon at Sunset Bronson Studios, thecenterpiece of the studio's $150-million expansion project. Locatedat Sunset Bronson Studios, one of Hollywood'soldest studios, Icon is a 14-story, 315,000-square-footcreative office building. The greater expansionproject also includes a five-story production building and aparking structure with 1,635 parking spaces.


"Icon at Sunset Bronson Studios presents the opportunity forinnovative businesses to locate on an active and bustling studiocampus and meets the significant demand for class-A office space inHollywood,” Christopher Barton, EVP at HudsonPacific Properties, tells GlobeSt.com. “The building offerslarge continguous floor plates, multiple outdoor terraces, greatviews and robust infrastructure.”


Icon is located on a 10.55-acre lot at the intersection ofBronson Street and Sunset Boulevard. Architecture firmGensler designed the building with tiered andstacked layers wrapped in floor-to-ceiling glass. The interiorspaces feature increased ceiling heights, views from articulatedwindow walls and abundant natural light. Although the building willcater to creative offices seeking a highly creative studioenvironment, the floor plates can be configured for both open andtraditional floor plans. The completed building is expected to meetLEED-Gold certified standards.


Once complete, Sunset Bronson Studios will have 700,000 totalsquare feet of offices, sound stages and production facilities.“There is an inherent creative energy on a studio lot that cannotto be replicated,” says Victor Coleman, chairman, CEO and presidentof Hudson Pacific Properties. “The expanded Sunset BronsonStudio campus will allow all types of media and technologybusinesses to interact, share ideas and potentially form newconnections.”


Late last month, Hudson Pacific priced a public offering of 3.5 million shares ofcommon stock at $23.03 per share. The offeringclosed March 25, and Hudson Pacific did not expect to receive anyof the proceeds from the offering.

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Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance journalist and magazine writer based in Los Angeles, California. For more than 5 years, she has extensively reported on the commercial real estate industry, covering major deals across all commercial asset classes, investment strategy and capital markets trends, market commentary, economic trends and new technologies disrupting and revolutionizing the industry. Her work appears daily on GlobeSt.com and regularly in Real Estate Forum Magazine. As a magazine writer, she covers lifestyle and travel trends. Her work has appeared in Angeleno, Los Angeles Magazine, Travel and Leisure and more.