DisneyToon Studios (DTS) Expansion

Glendale, California

Total Construction Cost | $14 Million

Client | Amanda Kaleps, LEED AP, Managing Principal
Wolcott Architecture Interiors
(310) 204-2290

PBS engineered all MEP for this 85,000 SF Digital Animation Studio. As an adaptive reuse of a concrete warehouse, PBS also reused as much existing infrastructure as possible. The project includes two 50-seat screening rooms, two recording studios, two control rooms, 16 editorial suites, a training lab room with a computer access floor, a machine room, a café, a new gym and a server room. The project combines two adjacent properties into a single campus with a joint main entrance, parking lot and shared landscaped areas. Many of the spaces required special attention to sound isolation and in order to avoid significant vibration interference from the nearby train route, a proprietary floor isolation system was installed in the control room and recording rooms.

The system consists of dual concrete slabs with puck sized, vibration-absorbing spacers that place a two inch air gap between layers.

This project received an IIDA Calibre Award in 2013.