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Theater, Dolby Theatre (2001)*

Artist/Designer: David Rockwell

Project Location: California, United States

Figure 1: Timothy Street Porter/Rockwell Group, A Kodak Moment. 2002, Digital Image. Available from Studio Live Design ( Source | Accessed : January 30, 2014 )
Figure 2: Phaidon, David Rockwell: the Architect and Designer's Career in Pictures. Digital Image. Available from Phaidon ( Source | Accessed : January 30, 2014 )
Figure 3: Ayesha Khan, The Art of Spectacle: Designer David Rockwell on the Importance of Imagination. 2013, Digital Image. Available from Inside Out Magazine ( Source | Accessed : January 30, 2014 )


Primary Material(s):
Textile, Wood, Light, Sound

Entertainment, Theater, Concert Hall

Related Website(s):

Significant Date(s):
21st Century, 2001

Additional Information:
Project Description:
"At the entry of the theater for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a massive sculptural curtain of crushed glass and crystal parts to one side. Inside, balconies are cast glass and ceilings host swirling, silver-leaf latticework. Amidst all the glitter, the functional needs of broadcasting the Academy Awards ceremony are still met. A hydraulic-driven media cockpit in the center of the orchestra becomes the technical hub, housing TV cameras and related equipment. The flexible seating system permits 2,000 guests for live performances and up to 3,300 on Oscar night." []

The Dolby Theatre is formerly known as the Kodak Theatre.

Publications/Texts in Print:
Pleasure: the Architecture and Design of Rockwell Group. New York: Universe; London: Troika, 2002.

Rockwell, David and Chee Pearlman. What If...?: The Architecture and Design of David Rockwell. New York: Metropolis Books, 2014.

Rockwell, David and Bruce Mau. Spectacle. New York: Phaidon, 2006.

Building Address:
6801 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028
United States

Significant Dates:
1997-Construction began.
2001- Theatre opened.

Supporting Staff/Designers:
Architecture/Interiors- Rcckwell Group

David Rockwell, Rockwell group, california, los angeles, hollywood, theatre design, performance, Academy awards

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