Renovated Outlook

ASC's clubhouse set to unveil new look

After two years of construction, the ASC’s renovation of the organization’s historic clubhouse on Orange Drive in Hollywood is “just weeks away from being finished,” reports Owen Roizman, chairman of the ASC Building Committee. “Then we’ll be finessing the interior and getting the personality of the building back in — moving furniture, hanging photos and placing cameras and artifacts from our collection.”

The architectural design by Culver City-based Wolcott Architecture Interiors “was followed, by and large, although we did make some changes and bring in some other people,” adds Roizman, who stresses that the project’s biggest challenge was “coordinating everything between the city, the historic group and the Community Redevelopment Assn.

Preservationists required that the additions not match the historic structure, built in the early ’20s, “so that people could see the difference,” says Roizman. And while that clashed with the ASC’s vision, a compromise was reached — primarily to gain the proper permits and simply move forward. “Despite all that, we’re really happy with the finished product,” Roizman assures.

The project has added 1,500 square feet to the original clubhouse, which has served as the ASC’s headquarters for the last 70 years, making a total of some 6,000 square feet. “When we first moved into that building, we had just 29 members,” says Roizman. “Today, we have 300 active members and 150 associate members, so we’d outgrown it, and the expansion was long overdue.”

— Iain Blair

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