Zoic Studios has expanded its Vancouver facility to a larger loft space in The Landing building in Gastown.
Located at 375 Water Street, the studio is located in the historic district and has space to accommodate 60 percent more artists.
“The neighborhood is alive with shops, bars, and restaurants, and is literally next door to the downtown transportation nexus at Waterfront Station,” says Patrick Mooney, production supervisor and VFX producer of the Zoic Vancouver office. ”Day and night the area is bustling with activity. The charm and character of the space and area is what really drew the company here. Exposed wooden beams and bricks, high ceilings, and large windows lend the space a creative energy and openness.”
Saker Klippstein, head of engineering for Zoic, set up the technical equipment in the office, including a new server room. With the move and technical upgrade, the productivity of the studios has increased ten fold.
Originally built as a supply warehouse for goldrush miners, The Landing was renovated to Class A building standards in 1987. Elegant features such as columns, extensive millwork, oak and wood floor coverings have been employed to create a unique, rich, and inviting ambiance.