HISTORY

THE MIX at Harman Campus

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Resilient. Reimagined. Ready.

In the early 1950s, The Mix at Harman Campus, quite like the apple trees that once filled the site thrived. It began as an RCA owned defense contracting plant, composed of four midcentury style buildings, a radar tower and an anechoic chamber. By the mid-70s Harman International Industries, whose brands include the iconic Harman Kardon and JBL Speaker lines, purchased and renovated the site, adding to it an AC Martin & Associates designed 420,000 sf building - one of the largest single-story buildings built in San Fernando Valley at the time. Later, this became Harman’s World Headquarters and speaker manufacturing plant. Ever improving upon itself, Harman sold the property to a national developer and the site continued to soar, with additional dynamic features, and the unification of the site under one “brand” with repeating motifs, colors and patterns throughout, earning the prestigious Los Angeles Beautification Award in 1989. After the Northridge Earthquake in 1994, the buildings were retrofitted and continued to garner numerous accolades. Today the campus is primed to rise again, in a story that quite mirrors that of Northridge itself. Resilient. Reimagined. Ready.