MCA STAGE “70”
MCA UNIVERSAL STUDIOS
Universal City, CA
This 2,500 seat amphitheater has a unique structural system designed of steel so it can be relocated off the top deck of a 7-story terraced parking structure when its programmed use is complete. The unique motorized louvered structure allows moderate winds loads to pass through while still providing shade to the audience.
Significance: A successful attempt at re-using “short term programmed” modular designed structures to be re-erected at another location for reuse. This sustainable practice caught on at Universal.
“Doug is a very inventive architect whose creativity never ceases to amaze me….”
-Barry Upson, VP MCA, Universal Studios
American Institute of Architects
Pasadena & Foothill Chapter
Merit Award 1990