Designed by acclaimed British architect David Chipperfield, the Gold LEED-certified East Building is 210,000 square feet and features 21 galleries, a 300-space underground garage, a restaurant and a gift shop. The project also includes new classrooms, flooring and updated galleries in the main and south buildings.

Arup collaborated with David Chipperfield Architects and HOK to deliver the extraordinary space which seamlessly integrates with the main building – unifying the old and new. The Arup team, comprising of experts from its London, Chicago and New York offices, delivered the mechanical, electrical, public health, security, acoustics and lighting services on the project in partnership with local firm, William Tao & Associates, Engineer of Record.

“This truly holisitic design integrates structure, envelope and systems in an innovative way to produce stunning spaces for the peaceful contemplation of art.” — Nigel Tonks, Project Director, Arup

The project received a GE Edision Award of Excellence for lighting design.

Notable Installations

Museum of the Bible

Washington, DC

Google Spruce Goose

Playa Vista, CA

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Los Angels, CA