Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Renzo Piano Building Workshop
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.