Television Academy Saban Media Center

An elegant design palette provides a modern platform to honor the partners who made the Television Academy’s new home possible, while elevating the experience of employees and guests who feel a sense of belonging to something big.

With a 600-seat theater, a conference center and offices, this new headquarters for the Television Academy and its Foundation serves as a platform for expanded programs including internships, scholarships, professional training and recognition programs. The high-tech and LEED-certified facility was built on the site of the Academy’s previous home but flips the entry 180 degrees in order to elevate the arrival experience, inspired by Hollywood’s red-carpet traditions.

Balancing the golden luster of the Academy’s brand with the building’s clean architectural palette, Altitude developed a memorable graphics program that speaks with clarity, honor and sophistication. The donors who contributed generously to the Academy’s nearly $40 million capital campaign – both corporations and individuals – are recognized in the signage and wayfinding program and with a lustrous donor wall that reminds Academy members and employees that they’re part of a meaningful community.

Best Office Award
2017 San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Commercial Real Estate Awards

2017 LA Architectural Awards
Los Angeles Business Council

2017 IIDA Calibre Award, Entertainment Category

ENR California 2017 Best Projects, Culture/Worship Category

Client: Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Architect: Gensler Landscape Architect: MLA Associates Fabricator: Neiman & Company