Checking in again on the George Lucas-funded School of Cinematic Arts on USC's campus. It's hard to remember that just a year or two ago this was a parking lot. Now we see the columns and archways of this faux-Mediterranean
monstrosity beauty are starting to come to life. And is that color on the west side of the building? George's $175 million donation to build the 130,000-square-foot school includes a "200-seat theater, a 100-seat theater, two 80-seat theaters and four 40-seat theaters; community spaces such as a café and central plaza; and collaborative spaces." Perhaps when director Lucas completes this building, he'll add a few more architectural prequels that suck even worse than this one.
· Construction Watch: George Lucas' Vanity Project Educational Facility [Curbed LA]
· Construction Watch: USC's School of Cinematic Arts [Curbed LA]