Construction continues at Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s Academy Museum in Los Angeles. Situated on the “Miracle Mile” adjacent to LACMA, the museum for motion pictures’ program will be contained within two structures. A 1939 structure that once housed the May Company department store, now renamed the Saban Building, will house 50,000 square feet of gallery space, project spaces, an outdoor piazza, an education studio, a restaurant, and store. A new concrete structure, the Sphere Building, will house the 1,000-seat David Geffen Theater and be topped by the Dolby Family Terrace with its steel and glass canopy.
Architect: Renzo Piano Building Workshop in collaboration with Gensler (Architect of Record) and SPF:a; Client: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) ; Program: Museum; Location: Los Angeles, CA; Completion: Late 2019.