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.


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.

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