Los Angeles, CA
The Petersen Automotive Museum
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
House & Robertson Architects
Construction Manager / Owner's Rep
Walker Real Estate Services, LLCView
Façade Construction – Leveraging BIM
Part one of our façade construction series explores the vital role of virtual construction in tackling tricky façades.
Introducing our facade construction series
Our façade construction series explores the role of BIM in façade construction and provides imaginative thinkers with high-level insights on how to leverage virtual construction to realize their visions.
Part one of our façade construction series celebrates the launch of our eBook Façade Construction: Petersen Automotive Museum – A case study in virtual construction. We’re looking back on the epic process of executing one of the most challenging and rewarding façade designs we’ve encountered, the Petersen Automotive Museum, to reflect on the role of virtual construction in handling designs with a deliciously complex scope. Using virtual construction to support statement pieces is the way forward in the world of landmark architecture, and we’re sharing the workflow that helped our team move this project from abstract ideas to streaming steel.
PUTTING IT IN PIXELS
Virtual construction has become a key partner to design and construction teams, building a bridge between the possible and the real. It’s fluid, responsive imaginarium meets shovel-in-dirt experience.
The Petersen’s board wanted to revamp their museum, inside and out. They wanted a new symbol that would endure for centuries and embody the spirit of the automobile. They wanted an icon.
In our eBook, you’ll see how our team leveraged leading design and construction softwares to create and deliver, transforming the Petersen’s façade into a major conversation piece that tantalizes passers-by along LA’s dynamic Wilshire corridor.
To learn more about how the Petersen team tackled the challenge of making a difficult façade feasible, safe and timeless, download our free eBook Façade Construction: Petersen Automotive Museum – A case study in virtual construction.