MGA Entertainment

Headquarters and Mixed-Use Campus

MGA Entertainment

Headquarters and Mixed-Use Campus

SUMMARY

MGA Entertainment, maker of the popular Bratz dolls, partnered with Uncommon to develop a new corporate headquarters and campus in Chatsworth, CA. This ambitious multi-phase development project will transform the 24-acre site of the former Los Angeles Times printing plant in the San Fernando Valley into a work and live community. The master plan for this mixed-use project, called 24, will eventually add 660 residential apartments, several retail shops and restaurants, a gym, two swimming pools, a sports park, a daycare facility, community gardens, an amphitheater and outdoor walking paths to the campus.

Vantage’s work on the project focused on the following five areas:

  • Technology Planning – we confirmed the various technology and low voltage systems for the new facility and residential apartments
  • Technology Infrastructure Design – we designed the infrastructure to support the technology systems including data center, technology rooms, campus underground optical fiber network, security command center, multipurpose auditorium, outdoor movie pavilion and conference rooms
  • Systems Design and Procurement – we provided system designs for the data network system, telephone and voice systems, audiovisual, video conferencing and media presentation systems, and access control and video surveillance systems
  • Installation and Commissioning – we managed the technology system vendors by reviewing submittals, answering RFI, coordinating installation timeframes and inspecting installation
  • Move-in and Project Closeout – we coordinated technology-related cut-overs and addressed open issues before closing out the project

MGA’s goal for their HQ building was to create a flexible and enticing work environment that enables the company to change and react quickly to new initiatives, motivate staff with a stimulating work space and support changing technologies in the future.

BENEFITS

  • Created an environment that supports work, live and play in one campus while providing flexibility for technology changes in the future
  • Implemented an IP-to-the-door access control system for the headquarters and residential apartment units
  • Designed the system infrastructure to provide fiber cabling to all residential apartment units to handle high-bandwidth activities

SERVICES

  • Infrastructure Design
  • Installation Oversight
  • Programming
  • RFP Development
  • System Design

TECHNOLOGIES

  • Audiovisual
  • IT Infrastructure including Outside Plant optical fiber
  • Access Control and Video Surveillance System
  • Data Network including VoIP telephone system.
  • Wireless Network
  • Outdoor Movie Pavilion
  • Client: MGA Entertainment
  • Location: Chatsworth, CA
  • Project Type: Corporate
  • Facility: Corporate HQ and Mixed-Use Campus
  • Size: 1.2 million square feet
  • Architect: KFA Architecture
  • Developer: Uncommon
  • Completion Date: 2019