If museums are designed properly, they can be as open and accessible as a public plaza, and as intimate and intellectually spiritual and personal as a single encounter with a work of art. That’s really what we’re going for here in the new building.

PROJECT KEY FACTS

LACMA Building for the Permanent Collection

  • New building size: approx. 368,000 sq. ft. replacing approx. 393,000 sq. ft. of existing buildings. Net reduction of approx. 25,000 sq. ft.
  • 2.5 acres of new public outdoor space.
  • Existing parking spaces on the Spaulding lot will be relocated to a new parking structure on Ogden Drive.
  • Seamless integration of new building with the existing park and remaining LACMA buildings.
  • Replacement of inefficient, deteriorating buildings with new, environmentally sustainable structures, embracing state-of-the-art resource management and technology.
  • West Campus facilities (BCAM, Resnick Pavilion, and Pritzker Parking Garage) and the Pavilion for Japanese Art will remain.
  • Construction will begin in the second half of 2018, completed in 2023.
  • New Metro Purple Line subway will be directly across from the museum and will be open in 2023.
Notice of Preparation (NOP)—August 4, 2016
Public Scoping Meeting—August 24, 2016
Notice of Preparation (NOP)—August 4, 2016
Public Scoping Meeting—August 24, 2016
Notice of Preparation (NOP)—August 4, 2016
Public Scoping Meeting—August 24, 2016

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