LACMA Resnick Pavilion
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
Construction Manager /
66,000 sq. ft.
The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion is named in honor of long-time LACMA patrons and leading arts philanthropists Lynda and Stewart Resnick. The single-story, 45,000 sq. ft. building dramatically expands LACMA’s exhibition space with the largest purpose-built, naturally lit, open-plan museum space in the world. Available exhibition space was maximized by moving air conditioning equipment and other building systems to each side of the graceful building, where a large, curvaceous, brightly colored casing accentuates more than conceals them. Designed by Renzo Piano, it features a naturally lit open floor plan, concrete floor, and a saw-tooth roof with vertical glazing. Set next to the BCAM and the new central plaza and atop the Pritkzer Parking Garage—all constructed during Transformation Phase I—and rimmed with the now familiar motif of “Renzo Red” and travertine, the Resnick Pavilion dramatically unifies the core of the museum’s twenty-acre campus.
Photography by Alexander Vertikoff