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: approximately 387,500 square feet replacing approximately 393,000 square feet of the existing Ahmanson, Hammer, and Art of the Americas buildings and the Leo S. Bing Center - a net reduction of approximately 5,300 square feet.
- 3.5 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.
- Demolition and construction of the Project is anticipated to commence during the third or fourth quarter of 2018 and be completed by the end of 2023.
- New Metro Purple Line subway will be directly across from the museum and will be open in 2023.