Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures Administration Building

Paramount Master Plan

Los Angeles’ motion picture industry has had three major phases of development: the silent era, the advent of sound, and the diversification for television and other media. The current Paramount Pictures Main Lot (which contains the historic Paramount Pictures and RKO Studios facilities) is one of a small number of motion picture production facilities that retain historic resources from all three periods. Historic Resources Group was part of the project team that developed a comprehensive master plan that honors Paramount’s history while allowing for appropriate new development. The project included the identification of historic resources on the studio lot from each period of development, analysis of proposed future changes to the site, assistance throughout the entitlement process, and ongoing preservation consulting as the master plan is implemented.

Above photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures.
Historic photo courtesy of the Los Angeles Public Library.