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IMAX Headquarters

Santa Monica, California




  • Executive offices
  • Three screening theaters
  • Post production laboratories
  • Manufacturing
  • Film storage/distribution
  • 60,000 sf of new steel framed floors
  • Completed in 2000




  • Provided full structural engineering and construction administration services




  • Worked with team to meet project goals
  • Collaborated closely with the architect to design a sophisticated glass entry, wing walls, cantilevered stairway, large floor openings and clerestory windows
  • Repaired and strengthened half of the original damaged exterior walls to treat building as renovation (improved project schedule)
  • Utilized concrete masonry walls at screening rooms for seismic resistance and acoustical performance
  • Designed structure to accommodate partial future second story
  • Services provided while the Lead Engineer at Degenkolb Engineers