LACMA Building for the Permanent Collection

View of Grand Entrance of LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art
  • New building size: approx. 347,500 sq. ft. replacing approx. 393,000 sq. ft. of existing buildings.
  • 3.5 acres of new public outdoor space (2.5 acres in Hancock Park and 1 acre on the Spaulding lot).
  • 260 existing parking spaces on the Spaulding lot will be relocated to a new parking structure on Ogden Drive.
  • Seamless integration of the 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 resulting in the project achieving LEED Gold certification.
  • West Campus facilities (BCAM, Resnick Pavilion, and Pritzker Parking Garage) and the Pavilion for Japanese Art will remain.

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.

Michael Govan,
Wallis Annenberg Director