The Frank G. Wells Building is a five-story office building adjacent to the Main Alameda gate on Disney’s Burbank Studio lot. It is a large building designed to be sympathetic with both the low-key Kem Weber buildings that make up the fabric of the campus, and the grand Team Disney Building that it faces. It is laid out as a loft building with standard leasable office depths surrounding an interior courtyard. The modest materials of the base building are replaced by more precious materials at the entry. The 2D porcelain enamel film reel spins off a 3D film strip, which becomes the entrance sign. The lobby interiors are done in black and white imagery with walls covered in digitally pixelated marble acting as a backdrop for the brushed aluminum info desk and patterned terrazzo floor.
Robert Venturi (Principal in Charge), Claudia Cueto, Steven Izenour, Timothy Kearney, Amy Noble, Denise Scott Brown, Brian Wurst
Venturi, Scott Brown & Associates, HKS Architects
C/S Erectors, McCarthy Construction
American Porcelain Enamel Co., American West Sign Company