Warner Bros. Building at the American Film Institute
Hollywood/Los Angeles, CA
GC: Del Amo Construction
SERVICES: Wood Door Restoration
Historic Lighting Restoration
The American Film Institute was founded in 1967 as a national arts organization to train filmmakers and preserve America's vanishing film heritage. The National Endowment for the Arts and Humanities recommended creating AFI as a nonprofit "to enrich and nurture the art of film in America" with initial funding from the NEA, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Ford Foundation.
In 1980, Warner Communications Inc. donated $2 million toward the purchase and renovation of the new AFI Campus on the former site of Immaculate Heart College in the hills of Hollywood, and the main campus building was named the Warner Communications Building. The building, which houses the administrative offices of AFI as well as screening rooms, AFI Conservatory classrooms and a soundstage, was re-dedicated in 2011 as the Warner Bros. Building in honor of Barry Meyer and Alan Horn's extraordinary 12 years of leadership at Warner Bros.
Prior to the rededication of the Warner Bros. Building, an exterior restoration was completed. K.C. Restoration's work included stripping away the severly faded red paint from the doors and surrounding moldings, repairing damaged or missing wood elements, refinishing and sealing the wood, and refitting the decorative spindled entry doors with tempered glass. We also refurbished the decorative wrought iron entry pendant light fixture and restored its missing glass .
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