Columbia Square is a 668,000 SF mixed-use urban campus in the heart of Hollywood. The campus is centered around the renovation of a 1938 CBS studio designed by William Lescaze, famous for recording artists such as Lucille Ball to Neil Young. By adding new structures to this rich historic site, an urban village emerges comprised of three new buildings, providing office, retail, hotel and apartments. Stiching together the whole campus is a block-long linear landscape designed to reference the nearby Hollywood Hills. This canyon moment creates zones for outdoor workspaces, gathering areas such as the Studio Steps bleacher and civic public spaces such as Sunset Plaza on Sunset Blvd.
Tony Paradowski and Christopher Torres led the landscape design effort through all phases of design for Columbia Square while at Rios Clementi Hale Studios.