The steel framework is now rising for the expansion of the historic Culver Studios at 9336 W. Washington Boulevard.
Hackman Capital Partners is behind the $620-million redevelopment project, which will add 413,000 square feet to the 14-acre campus - bringing the total footprint to over 720,000 square feet.
The Gensler-designed project is being completed in phases. The first phase, which has already been completed, included the restoration of the 1918 Colonial-style mansion and the relocation of the historic bungalows. The second phase will add five new low-rise office buildings and two new parking structures with over 1,900 parking spaces.
In 2017, Amazon announced they would be leasing 288,000 square feet of the campus, but increased to 530,000 square feet last year after the project broke ground. The multinational tech giant has also leased the entirety of Hackman Capital's Culver Steps development across the street. The sister properties will be home to Amazon subsidiaries Amazon Studios, IMDb, Amazon Video, and World Wide Advertising.
The Culver Studios expansion is expected to open by March 2021.
Culver City is quickly becoming a hotbed for tech and entertainment companies. Apple is coming to a new four-story office building at 8777 Washington Boulevard, and HBO is relocating its West Coast Headquarters to the Expo Line-adjacent Ivy Station development.