PDI/DreamWorks New Animation Studios

DPR completed the 98,000-sq.-ft. interior buildout for PDI/DreamWorks' new animation studios in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. The four-month construction production featured a 2,830-sq.-ft. data center, 70-seat screening room with adjoining projection booth, multi-purpose room, full-service cafeteria/commissary, and three floors of office space that includes hardwood floors, floating ceilings, wainscoting, and special lighting required for creating digital animation. DPR combined its technical building expertise with its creative, collaborative approach to deliver “flawless” construction in time for an end of October 2002 occupancy.

DPR helped compress the schedule by working closely with the plumbing subcontractor, KDS Plumbing, and structural engineer, DES, to redirect the underground kitchen drainage/wastelines from the original design to mitigate the need for running the lines through the building's floating structural slab directly under one of the screening rooms.

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