CBS Columbia Square (Hollywood, CA)

Built in 1938, Columbia Square was home to CBS’s Los Angeles radio and television studios until 2007. The building is located on the original site of Nestor Studios, one of the first movie studios in Hollywood, and was designed by Swiss-born architect William Lescaze in the style of International Modernism. Writer/producer Norman Corwin stated, “Columbia Square was one of the glories of radio”. In 2009, the building was designated as a historic-cultural monument by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission.


  • Architectural Woodwork
  • Concrete
  • Façade Restoration
  • Glass Block Restoration
  • Hardware Fabrication
  • Metal
  • Restoration Painting
  • Steel Window Restoration
  • Terra Cotta

Design Team

Owner: Kilroy Realty Group
Architect: House & Robertson Architects
Historic Architect: Historic Resources Group
Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef Associates
Exterior Envelope Consultant: Simpson Gumpertz and Heger
General Contractor: Hathaway Dinwiddie

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