Pixar Animation Studios - Jersey Facility
The Jersey facility serves as home for production of new films developed by this feature animation studio. The facility represents an experimental approach by the client - housing the entire production of a project in a stand-alone campus environment. A fast-track project, the Jersey facility includes specialized offices and editing suites for technical staff and a 50-person screening room for test viewing of the animators' work. Adapting an existing warehouse space presented multiple challenges in terms of building systems. Specifically, the screening room's dimensional requirements for film projection were challenging to incorporate within the existing structural framework. The design features a primary circulation path, known as "Main Street," which connects the entrance area, break room and screening room entrance. Unlike a majority of the client's on-campus spaces, this facility has a temporary short-term use which made a cost-effective solution in a creative atmosphere a key project goal.