A+D Museum Relocates to Downtown Los Angeles

The A+D Architecture and Design Museum > Los Angeles recently hosted its annual gala and re-opening party marking its return to Downtown Los Angeles (DTLA). The museum’s new home is a former cold-storage warehouse in the center of DTLA’s Arts District at 900 E. 4th Street. Many firms and companies donated time and resources to the renovation of the new space. View a complete list of sponsors here.

The inaugural exhibition in the new space will be Shelter: Rethinking how we live in Los Angeles, featuring the work of Los Angeles–based architecture and design practices Bureau Spectacular, LA-Más, Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects, MAD Architects, PAR, and wHY. The exhibition will open August 20.

The mission of A+D Museum is to celebrate and promote an awareness of progressive architecture and design in everyday life through exhibits, educational programs, and public outreach. A+D Museum was established in 2001 and was originally housed in the historic Bradbury Building in DTLA. The institution was forced to relocate from its most recent location on Los Angeles’s Museum Row to make way for the Metro Purple Line Extension.

Photo by Harry van Gorkum lighttravelsphoto.com

A+D Museum’s new outdoor event space with graphics illuminated for the gala. Photo by Harry van Gorkum.

Photo by Harry van Gorkum lighttravelsphoto.com

View from the entrance of the museum’s new location. Photo by Harry van Gorkum.

Photo by Harry van Gorkum lighttravelsphoto.com

View toward the entrance. Photo by Harry van Gorkum.

Photo by Harry van Gorkum lighttravelsphoto.com

Original wood bow trusses and skylights were preserved within the former warehouse. Photo by Harry van Gorkum.

Photo by Harry van Gorkum lighttravelsphoto.com

Retail/bookshop. Photo by Harry van Gorkum.

Photo by Harry van Gorkum lighttravelsphoto.com

A mural by Eder Cetina of Los Angeles Art Collective lining the outdoor event space. Photo by Harry van Gorkum.

View a recent short documentary on the A+D Museum featuring Ray Kappe, Clive Wilkinson, Thom Mayne, Deborah Sussman, and many others.

A+D Museum Video from A+D Museum on Vimeo.

 

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