Gary L.Bastien, AIA / NCARB: Principal


Vance Mape
John DelRusso
Vice President, Real Estate Operations
Michael Klausman
Senior Vice President, West Coast Operations
Bob Bassett
Dean, School of Film and Television

Gary L. Bastien, AIA / NCARB is a licensed architect in 14 states, including California and New York, and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California.

Bastien and Associates, Inc. was founded by Gary Bastien in 1982 and provides the broad spectrum of commercial architectural services to clients around the world. The firm focuses on education, office, and industrial projects with a special emphasis on movie and television studios including live entertainment venues.

Bastien and Associates, Inc. has gained worldwide recognition designing studio facilities in a functional yet cost effective way and pioneered the use of tilt-up concrete technology to substantially reduce the cost of traditional sound stages. Bastien has defined what has become known as the studio “Hollywood Design Standard” in terms of state of the art technical performance, user friendly program adjacencies and operational efficiencies. Bastien has programmed and masterplanned over forty studio projects domestically and internationally, including over 150 sound stages.

Mr. Bastien is the Chief Administrative Officer responsible for the design and coordination of all architectural and planning projects in the office. His professional experience includes providing services for numerous award winning entertainment, commercial, industrial, and renovation projects for the past 35 years.

Memberships & Organizations: 

State of California Architectural License
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Key Personal Project Experience: 


CBS Studio Center, Master Plan and Sound Stages 21, 22, & 23, Studio City, CA
Viacom Broadcast Center, KCAL & KCBS, Studio City, CA
Celtic Studios, Baton Rouge, LA
Ciudad de la Luz Film Studio Office Building, Alicante, Spain
DreamWorks SKG, Playa Vista Studio Campus, Playa Vista, CA
Dubai Studio City, UAE
Korda Studios, Budapest, Hungary
Los Angeles Center Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Manhattan Beach Studios, Manhattan Beach, CA
Paramount Pictures, Roddenberry Building, Los Angeles, CA
Sony Pictures Stage 14 Renovation, Culver City, CA
Studio City Kiev, Ukraine
Warner Bros., Franklin Ave. Garage, Burbank, CA


Chapman University School of Film and Television, Orange, CA
St. Margaret’s Performing Arts Center, San Juan Capistrano, CA
UNLV Film School, Las Vegas, NV
Vanguard University Performing Arts Center, Costa Mesa, CA