Client: Vanity Fair Magazine
Location: Sunset Plaza Parking Lot, Sunset Blvd. LA
Project Type: Architectural, Engineering, Scenic
Jeremy Thom Role: Production Design & Technical Director
Following six years of constructing a custom venue for the VF Oscars event attached to the end of Mortons Restaurant the event moved to the Sunset Towers Hotel for another six years. In 2014 it moved again. This time the venue was an enormous, and gently sloping parking lot off Sunset Blvd.
A brand new, customized Losberger structure was built housing not only the main party space but also a dining room for approximately 240 guests with a garden area between the two. Beyond this were a full kitchen, the In & Out Burger truck and a Nespresso truck parked backstage next to the guest exit area. There was also a long red carpet press area (actually a green & white stripes) leading down a long covered corridor from the guest drop-off which was beneath a custom facade on Sunset. The event decking was 4' high at one end and 14' at the other and contained a complete technical operations area, all heating and A/C, a crew room and access corridors for staff & press. All this was fronted by a magnificent 100' long balcony looking out over Los Angeles.
(Photo credits, where applicable, to Justin Weiner of BWArchitects)