In designing the Time Variance Authority headquarters, several things were considered. It was supposed to be tactile and grounded but also mindful of the company’s hierarchy, which goes from hunters (like B-15) to analysts (like Mobius) to judges (like Renslayer) and, of course, the Time Keepers. That’s why there are always levels to the building, low ceilings to keep people down, etc. Everything is on top of each other. And—movie alert—inspiration was drawn from other films with otherworldly, omnipotent groups like Defending Your Life, Brazil, and Beetlejuice.