Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Design Architect

Renzo Piano Building Workshop



Project Size

72,000 SF


2011 | LABC Architectural Awards Grand Prize

2008 | SEAOC, Award of Merit

2008 | LABC Green Building AEG Civic Award

2008 | LA Architectural Awards Grand Prize

2008 | LABC Architectural Award, Civic

Designed by Renzo Piano, this 350,000 sf project features a 3-level Italian Travertine stone building with a grand entrance pavilion, central concourse, exposed roof trusses, skylight roof systems, a 100-foot long escalator and exterior sunshades, 700-car underground parking structure and site work. Sustainable features incorporated into the project include photovoltaic panels, recycled construction waste, skylights, and diffused daylighting. The work was accomplished in an unusually sensitive site distinguished by methane gas, hydrogen sulfide gas, ground water, tar deposits, and fossil deposits, within a neighborhood mixing urban and residential elements. For this project and other components of the LACMA Phase I transformation, MATT received the AIA 2008 Building Team of the Year award.