AMMP – David Geffen Theater
Client: CMC – San Diego
Location: Los Angeles, California
Project Details: The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, located on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax along Los Angeles’ Museum Mile, is a museum dedicated to exhibiting the art and science of movies. Scheduled to complete in 2020, the 300,000 square-foot facility will be the nation’s first, large-scale museum entirely dedicated to the art, science, craft, business, and history of movies. The museum will feature exhibits from the Academy’s collection of 12 million photographs and tens-of-thousands of posters, artifacts and other objects exhibiting the past, present and future of the movie industry. Visitors will have the feeling that they are in a movie in immersive exhibits.
The signature architectural jewel of this new museum is glass encased spherical structure known as the David Geffen Theater. Held aloft by plinths (columns), this globe-like structure will house a state-of-the-art 1,000 seat theater and will host a range of performances, screenings, premieres, and events with world’s leading filmmakers. Located atop the glass-covered sphere would be a glass-surrounded, but not fully enclosed, event space that would offer sweeping views of the Hollywood Hills. The whole structure is being built on tar-sand.