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Webinar: Architectural Tour of Holocaust Museum LA
Webinar: Architectural Tour of Holocaust Museum LA

Wed, May 15



Webinar: Architectural Tour of Holocaust Museum LA

Join architect Hagy Belzberg and CEO Beth Kean for an architectural tour of the Museum and our new “Building Truth” expansion project. Presented in collaboration with AIA New York | Center for Architecture and Bloomberg Connects.

Time & Location

May 15, 2024, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM



Holocaust Museum LA transformed a formerly under-utilized section of Pan Pacific Park, seamlessly integrating into the natural curvature of the park. With a primary focus on hosting culturally diverse students and public visitors, the architectural, landscape, and exhibition designs were developed to engage and educate the broadest audience possible. The economical design of the nine galleries maximizes the 32,000-square-foot museum, and the incorporation of interactive technology, including audio-visual content and touchscreen displays, allows the Museum to convey a wealth of virtual information to visitors of all ages. The subterranean building’s understated presence on the street belies the complexity and volume of exhibition content, and the evocative experiences of the project overall.

In contrast to the compression of space and limited light in the existing museum, the new addition is entirely above ground. Utilizing truss technology, an “occupied bridge” spans across the LA County flood control spillway, while a new PTFE canopy rests atop the existing museum with an amoebic form. This addition embraces two new pavilions, offering lightness, shade, and transparency to transitional exterior atriums and gardens.

CEO Beth Kean and Hagy Belzberg, FAIA, Founding Partner of Santa Monica-based BA Collective, the firm behind the museum’s design, will lead a tour of the existing museum and the construction site of the new expansion. Belzberg will provide additional live commentary about the architecture and design of both projects.

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This event is part of AIA NY Archtober's virtual Travel To series, in partnership with Bloomberg Connects. The Travel To series seeks to highlight Bloomberg Connects partners that feature iconic architecture and historically significant sites across the United States and around the world. Join us as curators, preservationists, historians (and more!) bring these places and spaces alive in the comfort of your home.

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