LOS ANGELES NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Design commissions for the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County include an expansion and re-imagination of the North Campus that includes a redesigned front façade with an entry bridge, pedestrian-friendly terraces and communal areas, and a two-level car park, and proposes a series of glass pavilions housing a live butterfly collection, museum shop and ticket office, museum café, and outdoor dining. A 3.5-acre landscape program provides gardens and outdoor learning environments. Modernization efforts began in 2006 with the renovation and seismic upgrade of the iconic 1913 Building – the first phase of an institution-wide metamorphosis (including the roll–out of major new exhibitions) leading up to the museum’s 2013 centennial.

FACTS

PROJECT NAME Los Angeles Natural History Museum
SIZE 285,000 GSF
COMPLETION DATE 2013
LOCATION Los Angeles, CA
CLIENT Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
SERVICES Master Planning, Programming, Architecture

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