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