The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures was designed to be the hub for movie enthusiasts to converge and celebrate the art and history of film. The Museum is the first large-scale institution solely dedicated to the art, science and business of filmmaking. 

Designed by Pritzker Prize–winning architect, Renzo Piano, two buildings make up a 300,000 square-foot campus: the Saban Building, a historical LA landmark, and The Sphere, an innovative structure which will encompass the 1,000-seat state-of-the-art David Geffen Theatre as well as the Dolby Terrace, which will give visitors a sweeping view of the Hollywood Hills and Hollywood sign.

CAST CONNEX carried out industrial design, engineering, and supplied several custom steel castings in the form of universal joint hinges and member end clevis connectors for use in the distinctive Geffen Theatre egress stair. The devices accommodate the significant differential movement between the base-isolated theatre structure and terra firma in the event of an earthquake.

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Owner: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Design Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop with Gensler
Structural Engineer: BuroHappold Engineering
General Contractor: Morley + Taslimi
Steel Fabricator: Plas-Tal Mfg. Co.