In such bleak times it’s nice to receive some uplifting news, particularly about projects that support our collective learning and community-building. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County expansion is the second large-scale effort undertaken for this institution by JAMA Partner Jackie Vinkler, this time in collaboration with Frederick Fisher and Partners.
Referred to as the Natural History Museum Commons, the $60M project creates a new front porch for the museum and the Coliseum, located directly to the south. Additional components include a 400-seat theater, event space, a second cafe and outdoor gathering spaces. Approximately 53,000 square feet of the project will be renovated space, and 22,000 square feet is new construction.