Google Spruce Goose Time Lapse


Playa Vista, CA




ZGF Architects

Project Size

450,000+ SF (interior)
330,000 (site improvements)

Watch Howard Hughes’ historic wooden aircraft hangar undergo a stunning metamorphosis into an airy, modern, award-winning office space for Google. The team preserved the original character of the structure’s wooden fabric as much as possible while bringing exciting innovations to the design, creating a “building-within-a-building” and fitting two state-of-the-art, 11,000 sf sound stages into the interior. A fully restored central wooden spine bisects, with work and recreation areas flowing out from either side.