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Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

with Gensler and Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Studio Pali Fekete Architects

This project transforms a historic building in Los Angeles into a 21st century museum and theater with a design that marries art and technology. Atelier Ten is guiding the team to create an environmentally friendly building that meets the art conservation standards of today

The proposed six-story complex will involve the restoration of the former Wiltshire May Company building located next to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) campus. A new spherical glass structure designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop and Gensler will be an expansion of the the May Company building to house the state-of-the-art theater.

The museum will contain a mixture of galleries, temporary exhibition spaces, event venues, and a small 144-seat theatre, which will screen experimental, independent and foreign films. The basement will be converted into a living-storeroom to feature various items of movie paraphernalia, such as props, scripts and posters.

Atelier Ten is working with the design team to implement green building and operations measures to achieve LEED Gold or equivalent.