Contemporary Art Gallery
LOCATION:Santa Monica, CA
Size and Cost:3,500 SF; $1.5 M
Principals:Steve Johnson, Jim Favaro
Project Architect:Steve Johnson
AIA Institute:Design Award, 1999
This addition to a 1970's era residence in Rustic Canyon houses the client's extensive private collection of contemporary art including pieces by Larry Bell, John McCracken and Jim Hodges among others. The gallery displays two-dimensional and three-dimensional pieces, as well as large scale installations. The gallery connects to the main residence by way of an open-air atrium through which a 200 year-old sycamore tree—one of many which are native in the canyon-- grows.