Jeff Cooper Architect , Calabasas, well known Sound Engineer and Architect to the stars, reminisces about how fortunate he has been in his 40-year career, to have been selected to design Theaters and studios for the world’s greatest film directors. In this multipart series, Jeff will recount his behind-the-scenes stories about how he met and came to build state-of-the-art Theaters and Studios for Hollywood’s most elite directors, including Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Steven Sommers, and Michael Bay.

Hollywood Architect, Jeff Cooper of Calabasas reminisces how he received his first (and only) Gold record from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Architect / Musician Jeff Cooper Dreams of a Gold Record

The well-known Studio architect, Jeff Cooper of Calabasas, grew up in Toronto, Canada, in the ’60s. He was an excellent student, and he was also a locally acclaimed lead guitarist and songwriter, playing in a successful rock band. “In those days, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix & Led Zeppelin were my musical heroes,” says Jeff.

“I invented and built my own fuzz tone box and prided myself on being able to play any Jimi Hendrix…

Jeff Cooper reflects on his role in the Concept Design for the Benin Media Campus & Museum of African Culture and Slavery, Benin, West Africa

Jeff Cooper Hollywood is an MIT trained Architect known for his Studio Designs, his Acoustic expertise and his integration of A/V technology into unique architectural designs. In recent years his Calabasas firm, Jeff Cooper Architects, has been focusing on international Museum, Hospitality & Entertainment Projects.

How The Concept For the Project Began — Enter Hollywood Actor Djimon Hounsou

“Djimon Hounsou is one of the world’s most recognizable film stars and a man of strong character…

Architect Jeffrey Cooper Reflects on the Upcoming 40th Anniversary of His Design of the First Stadium Theater Multiplex in the World

“When I started out in the 1970s, as a young Architect, interested in acoustics and Theater Design, movie theaters were very bare bone construction projects. Except for the occasional “vintage theater” built in the 1940s, such as the Paramount Theater in Oakland or the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, most movie theaters had very small screens, and were constructed from painted cinder block walls with very poor acoustics. The movie sound systems at that time were mostly mono (i.e. only…

The Aish HaTorah World Center is one of Architect Jeffrey Cooper’s most complex and historically significant works. Aish HaTorah College of Jewish Studies (known simply as “Aish”) was founded in 1974. The World Center is a 40,000 square foot, 6-story new building, built from Jerusalem stone. It is situated on an ancient building site, located directly across from the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Old City of Jerusalem. Millions of visitors come to the Western Wall (“Har HaBayit”) each year. The World Center is strategically located only 100 yards from the Western Wall itself, the heart and center…

Jeffrey Cooper

Mr. Jeffrey Cooper (68), M.Arch., is the Principal of Jeff Cooper Architects, Inc.

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