DFA Conference Ctr & Offices

Dimensional Fund Advisors
Santa Monica, CA 

This 7,000sf reception and conference facility was squeezed into an unusually tight space with severe ceiling height restrictions. It hosts training symposia for DFA's far-flung offices of its highly successful asset management firm.Unique in the financial industry, it combines space for socializing, food service, and public art exhibitions with a high-tech auditorium/video broadcast studio with unusually fine speech acoustics. A control booth and sound console support complex AV presentation and broadcasts. A highly noise-sensitive, competing client leased offices directly above and so sound-isolation performance was critical. MCH provided full-scope acoustical and audiovisual consulting services from initial planning through systems checking and early occupancy.

  • Conference and Reception Center

  • 80+ seat Forum

  • High-tech, “High Design” Audiovisual Systems

Architect: Barton Phelps, FAIA Architect
Completion: 2005