LACMA Transformation Phase 1

Phase 1 of the LACMA Transformation Project included the new Broad Contemporary Art Museum addition to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a new entrance pavilion, connecting structures linking new and existing buildings, a 2-level below-grade parking structure, major upgrades to the existing museum central plant, demolition of existing structures, site improvements (including dewatering, mitigation of subsurface tar, paleontological remains and city utility relocations), landscaping and off-site traffic improvements.  The project was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Renzo Piano.  Design, permitting and construction were phased to achieve the Museum’s schedule and operating requirements.  Construction was implemented concurrent with ongoing museum operations.  The project earned the American Institute of Architects award for Building Team of the Year in 2008.

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  • Renzo Piano Building Workshop
  • Gensler
  • Matt Construction