ELS Architecture and Urban Design

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Asian/Pacific Islander owned

Berkeley, CA


NewPark Cinema

ELS worked with Rouse Properties to transform a formerly vacant three-level department store into a state-of-the-art theater with IMAX at NewPark Mall. A former loading dock was incorporated as an open-air garden space with seating and a bamboo grove. The cinema’s lobby features a double-height glass wall through which a massive mural of iconic movie images glows at night. Beneath the theater is a large-format entertainment tenant featuring meeting rooms, games, amusement park rides, and an extensive arcade.

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Status: Built
Location: Newark, CA, US
Firm Role: Architect
Additional Credits: Rouse Co.: Owner
KPFF: Structural Engineer
Brio Engineering: Civil Engineer
CB Engineers: MEP Engineer
HLB: Lighting Design
Charles M. Salter Associates: Acoustics
Studio Outside: Landscape Architect
FTCH: Cinema Interior Designer
VCC: General Contractor