Atelier Peter Zumthor & Partner

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.
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LACMA DEIR Released
LACMA's Bold Future - Design LA, Los Angeles Times
LACMA DEIR Released
LACMA's Bold Future - Design LA, Los Angeles Times
LACMA DEIR Released
LACMA's Bold Future - Design LA, Los Angeles Times

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