Letterman Digital Arts Center, San FranciscoThe Letterman Digital Arts Center (LDAC) is the flagship office for the Lucasfilm Companies, housing Lucasfilm, LucasArts, ILM, Lucas Licensing and Lucas Online. It's where a cutting-edge campus meets an historic military base. It's where a national park meets the big city. It's where a great work environment meets even greater career opportunities.
LDAC, which opened in 2005, sits on the site of the old Letterman Hospital in the historic Presidio of San Francisco, a former army post turned national park with 1,000 acres of open space and almost 30 miles of hiking trails. LDAC's buildings feature redbrick exteriors with terra cotta roofs and are centered around beautiful grounds designed by famed landscape architect Lawrence Halprin. From conception to execution, LDAC has been created with sustainability in mind.
- Much of the demolished Letterman Hospital and parking lot has been recycled or reused in the construction
- Designed to be 33 percent more energy efficient and 30 percent more water efficient than conventional buildings
- Slated to receive a Gold Certified Rating from the U.S. Green Building Council for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Inside, LDAC is filled with elegant, professional spaces for both work and play. The hallways are a living museum of models, matte paintings and memorabilia from the many movies Lucasfilm and ILM have worked on over the past three decades. The offices are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, highlighted by an in-house sound studio, a motion-capture studio and one of the largest render farms in existence.
LDAC isn't just a bunch of cubicles, though. Work here and you'll enjoy fresh, organic, made-to-order meals in our gorgeous dining commons — one of the few places in the city with views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Palace of Fine Arts and the Transamerica Pyramid. Keep your mind (and body) sharp at the 14,000-square foot fitness center, with its full selection of exercise equipment. Pick up Star Wars memorabilia, themed apparel and much more at the Lucasfilm Company Store. Shoot pool, be a pinball wizard, or just take a break in our Rumpus Room. Practice your figure-sculpting skills, or learn those skills for the first time, in the Clay Bay. Enjoy guest lectures and screenings of the latest movies in our 300-seat theatre, equipped with cutting-edge film projection and sound system. For parents, there's a child-care center on-site, so you can always stay close to your kids.
Skywalker Ranch, MarinDoes your office have a firehouse? A baseball diamond? Cows grazing on the hillside? Here's one office that does.
Welcome to Skywalker Ranch, the headquarters for Skywalker Sound. Opened in 1987, the ranch sits on 2,500 acres of rolling hills in Marin County, north of San Francisco. The centerpiece of the property is the ivy-covered, brick-clad Technical Building, staffed by an exceptional team of sound designers, re-recording mixers and editors. In addition to the leafy courtyard and cozy atrium — both perfect for informal meetings — the building houses:
For those who work on this beautiful property (or those who come here for our famous Fourth of July barbeque), Skywalker Ranch isn't just a place to work; it's a world all its own. Employees can visit the produce stand to purchase organic vegetables. Jams, olive oil and wine are produced right here in the fields and vineyards. There's also a general store where they can pick up Lucasfilm memorabilia, as well as a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art exercise equipment, an aerobics room, a heated swimming pool, and tennis, basketball and squash courts. The main building, a Victorian mansion, is filled with Art Deco detailing and has a country-style dining room, a study, and a gorgeous wood-paneled library, topped by a stained-glass dome which holds thousands of books and periodicals about film.
- 6 feature-film dubbing stages
- a 300-seat screening room
- a scoring stage capable of recording a 130-piece orchestra.
- 10 newly remodeled sound design/editing suites featuring digital video projection and 5.1 monitoring.
- 36 digital sound editing rooms