Main gallery

 

Contemporary Art Gallery

LOCATION:

Santa Monica, CA

CLIENT:

Private

Size and Cost:

3,500 SF; $1.5 M

Status:

Completed

Year:

1996


Principals:

Steve Johnson, Jim Favaro

Principal-in-Charge:

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.