LACMA Building for the Permanent Collection

Location: 
Los Angeles, California
Client: 
Los Angeles Museum of Art
Architect: 
Atelier Peter Zumthor
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM)
Additional collaborations with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM):
Size: 
347,500 Square Feet
Year Completed: 
2024

Designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Peter Zumthor, Clark is constructing the new LACMA Building for the Permanent Collection that will replace four deteriorating buildings with one 347,500-square-foot structure, representing a bold new vision for how art museums can connect and engage with visitors.

An expansive space that will straddle LA’s famed Wilshire Boulevard, the project will feature 110,000 square feet of gallery space in one single level to display and present art in a non-hierarchical, egalitarian way.

Elevating the structure will also allow space for 3.5 acres of a new urban park with sculpture gardens. LACMA’s iconic “Urban Light” and “Levitated Mass” installations, as well as BCAM, Resnick Pavilion, and the Pavilion for Japanese Art, will remain untouched.

As part of the new building, Clark will construct a new theater, education spaces, three restaurants, a museum shop, multi-purpose event spaces, and ancillary and back-of-house facilities.

The LACMA Building for the Permanent Collection is slated to open to the public in 2024.