The 93rd Oscars took place in an entirely new venue: Los Angeles' historic Union Station. As Production Designer, Rockwell Group transformed the train station into an intimate amphitheater that draws inspiration from the understated elegance of The Academy's very first ceremonies. The design concept mixes rich woods, gleaming metallics, cool, saturated colors, and sumptuous textures, while integrated technology adds modern, flexible flourishes throughout.
The north courtyard served as the backdrop for pre- and post-show celebrations, where guests could roam between platforms that included a DJ booth, piano, bars, and lounge areas furnished in Roche Bobois Mah Jong seating.
The show nodded to the seated formal dinners of early ceremonies inside of some of LA's most iconic ballrooms, including the Hollywood Roosevelt and the Biltmore Hotel.
Cafe tables and chairs populated the multi-tiered seating area in the ticket concourse, a spacious hall with towering windows and art deco chandeliers. The main action took place upon a thrust stage.