Los Angeles, CA
The Petersen Automotive Museum
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
House & Robertson Architects
Construction Manager / Owner's Rep
Walker Real Estate Services, LLC
The Petersen Automotive Museum is marking its 20th anniversary by commencing a complete exterior transformation and a dynamic redesign of the interior, resulting in a world class museum that will showcase the art, experience, culture and heritage of the automobile. The exterior design by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates is transforming the Petersen building into one of the most significant and unforgettable structures in Los Angeles. Long ribbons of stainless steel wrap around three sides and over the top of the deep red building, making a visceral statement that evokes the imagery of speed and the organic curves of a coach-built automobile. At night, the color and forms will be lit from within to accentuate the steel sculpture and act as a beacon in the neighborhood known as The Miracle Mile.
The transformation extends to the museum’s interior, with a complete transformation of the galleries, exhibits designed by Scenic Route. New galleries feature state-of-the-art lighting, digital displays and immersive learning stations.