House & Robertson served as the Executive Architect and Architect of Record for the 2013 renovation of the historic 1967 Inglewood Forum, once home to the Los Angeles Lakers and the Los Angeles Kings, into a premium venue for major music acts. The objective was to convert the arena, originally designed for both sports events and music concerts, into a theater setting exclusively for music; this entailed new theater-syle seating for 18,000 concertgoers, extensive reconfiguration of the lobby and concessions areas, and the complete remodel and expansion of the famous Forum Club. Outside, the Forumís exterior walls were restored to their original Roman Red color, extensive enhancements made to the exterior entry terrace, and site work featuring new pocket parks and a jogging route were created along the parking lot perimeter as a gift to the local community. The project also required a major update of building infrastructure and services. Named in 2014 to the National Register of Historic Places, the Forum was recognized with a 2014 Los Angeles Conservancy Preservation Award.
Client: The Madison Square Garden Company