Microsoft Theater at LA Live! (Nokia) | Los Angeles, CA

Nokia Theater L.A. Live is a world-class 7,100 seat, 250,000 sq. ft. venue for live performances located in downtown Los Angeles, with over 14,000 sq. ft. of performance area. There are four levels of concessions, for meet and greets, pre and post party events for performers, bands, clients and VIP’s throughout this venue. ACCO contracted directly with AEG to design and build the HVAC systems for the Microsoft Theater.

Project Requirements

  • 11,000 AMPs of show power
  • 548,500 watts of show lighting
  • 23 media patch panels
  • 1,515 tons of steel
  • 40 miles of cable
  • 148,000 ft. of fiber optic cable
  • 150,000 watts of sound

What ACCO Delivered

ACCO contracted directly with AEG to design and build the HVAC systems for the Microsoft Theater. The aggressive project schedule, with a sold-out opening date, required a fast-track design and coordinated approach to allow construction to begin prior to construction documents being completed.

A major design challenge was distributing 300,000 cfm of conditioned air and 600,000 cfm of life safety smoke control without placing equipment, duct or piping on the high roof over the theater seating bowl.  ACCO’s unique solution was to use a field-erected air handling system, in the triangular void areas of the structure, stage right and left, along with a multiple axial fan wall that fit behind outside signage on the low roof.

Project Team

Owner: Anshultz Entertainment Group (AEG)
Architect: ELS Architecture and Urban Development
General Contractor: Clark Construction
Engineers: ACCO Engineered Systems / Syska Hennessey