Opening ceremonies were held June 25, 2005. The $350 million, 850,000 square foot (79,000 m²) center sits on a Template:Convert lot and is home to 1500 employees, who began moving there in July, 2005. The grounds were designed by landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, who also restored San Francisco's Ghirardelli Square. The design architect for the buildings was Gensler, and architect of record was HKS, Inc.
The lobby of Building B is open to the public during regular business hours, and contains a gallery of Lucasfilm memorabilia including props and costumes from the Star Wars film series.
The Presidio is a former U.S. Army post. Letterman Digital Arts Center takes its name for the U.S Army's Letterman Army Hospital, which was based on the same site until it was deactivated in 1995 and then torn down in 2002. Buildings on the site have been named after Jonathan Letterman, the Army of the Potomac's medical director who was considered a "founding father of military medicine", since 1911.
- ↑ "Lucasfilm: Letterman Digital Arts Center", Lucasfilm.com. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Letterman Hospital Complex - Presidio of San Francisco", National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
- ↑ Get In Touch
- ↑ J.K. Dineen, "Tishman Speyer tags Sequoia Capital for 555 Mission", San Francisco Business Times, June 22, 2008. Retrieved 2012-09-28.
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