Pixar Animation Studios - West Village
Due to growing staff, and as part of the overall site-planning scheme, this feature animation studio client directed the project team to renovate this existing mixed-use warehouse into a facility that included office, production and art space. Huntsman met with user groups to establish a program for the project's design parameters. The team prepared a master plan that incorporated tenant spatial needs, ADA and life-safety criteria, project phasing and building service areas. Office build-out and reception entry areas were located to align with the adjacent, main building to allow for a pedestrian link through exterior circulation routes and landscaping. Huntsman also prepared documentation for the base building upgrade work for permitting, bidding and construction in three phases: (a) roofing and exterior seismic work, (b) interior seismic work, and (c) interior renovations and build-out.