A VISION FOR
Both beloved and notorious, Tinseltown has long had a tantalizing hold on our hearts. We may lament its taste for flash over substance or applaud its singular moments of magic. But love it or loathe it, we can all agree that Hollywood is having a moment.
Enter Columbia Square.
A physical expression of
Hollywood at its best.
A modern interpretation of a studio lot, Columbia Square is home to innovative companies from around the world. Built on the fabled grounds of CBS, it’s a media village that heralds historic and Class A workspaces, collaborative indoor/outdoor environments, walkable shopping and classic urban living. It’s a second act with impressive gusto.
THE HEART OF HOLLYWOOD
In the 1930s, Hollywood led the globe into and through a creative renaissance with radio, movies, and art. That innovative spirit is now stronger than ever with Hollywood changing the way we see technology, media, and culture. This is the neighborhood’s second creative renaissance. Just as it reinvented media in the 20th century, Hollywood is at it again—leading the charge in redefining technology and communication, attracting media disrupters and tech innovators such as Netflix and Viacom. And Columbia Square is at the epicenter of this revitalization.
THEN & NOW
History has Been Made Here Before
& is Being Made Here Again
Built in 1938, Columbia Square was the most modern technology facility of its time. Designed by renowned architect, William Lescaze in the vanguard International Modernist style, its state-of-the-art recording studios and theaters cemented Hollywood as the entertainment center of the universe.
Stars such as Jack Benny and Orson Welles recorded their best-known work. A young comedienne named Lucille Ball filmed her TV pilot. James Dean was an usher; Bob Dylan and Carlos Santana recorded legendary hits. Beyond its stars’ performances, Columbia Square gave birth to an industry of innovative engineering, sound effects, editing and film. This is the place where science and art met, fell in love and said, “I do.”
It’s Not Just a Work Place,
It’s a Place That Works For People.
Designed to foster the collaborative spirit, Columbia Square gives creativity a new home in Hollywood. By blending historical reuse with new construction, we’ve preserved the architectural character of a Hollywood classic and put it to work for tomorrow.
For our tenants, inspiration rarely springs from staring at spreadsheets in windowless offices. The creative workplace is vibrant and flexible. We move fast. We work mobile. We talk a lot. So, let’s take a meeting in the garden or on the roof deck.
Full Range of Flexibility
We commit to nothing short of operational excellence, and with new customizable opportunities and safety protocols, we’ve created a flexible workplace experience with optimal health, wellness, and security in mind for our tenants to thrive in a post-Covid world.
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Your Future, this Moment, Our Legacy
Express your life amidst improvised and unbound creative energy.
Make your life statement at Columbia Square Living, and together we’ll create a history of our own.
MEET THE DEVELOPER
With a deep understanding of how environments shape human productivity and creativity, Kilroy Realty Corporation creates collaborative workspaces for the world’s most dynamic tech and entertainment companies. Our portfolio spans redevelopment and build-to-suit, with ownership of more than 13 million square feet of premium commercial real estate in the hearts of San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle. In addition to helming Columbia Square, we are also revitalizing Sunset Media Center one block to the west along with more than 4 million square feet in our short term development pipeline.