Emerson College was also designed by Thom Mayne and received a LEED Gold achievement. The building was inspired by the hanger-like sound stages found on studio lots. Emerson College provides undergraduate internship programs for students studying through the School of Communication and the School of the Arts. The 10 story structure was designed to expand the interactive, socials aspects of education. However, the new facility will provide workshops, lectures and other events to engage with the LA community.