Rendering of gallery with art and people

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Building Project: February 23 Update

February 23, 2024

All About Architectural Concrete

How is architectural concrete used for both the structure and the aesthetic finish of the David Geffen Galleries? Learn more about this unique material.

Celebrating “Topping Out”

Last summer, LACMA marked the “topping out” milestone in the construction of the David Geffen Galleries. Learn more about the significance of topping out.

Building LACMA Film Series

How will areas of LACMA’s collection come to life as never before in the new David Geffen Galleries at LACMA? Find out in a series of short videos about the new building coming to our campus.

A Treasure Trove in the Tar

How is excavation for the new David Geffen Galleries furthering scientific research of the Ice Age? Learn more about fossils discovered in the construction site.

Seismic Base Isolation for the David Geffen Galleries

How will people and art in the new David Geffen Galleries be protected from earthquakes? Learn more about seismic base isolators in the new building.

Construction Update

The following work will be conducted next week:

  • Installation of exterior glazing systems continues on the west side of the construction site, north of Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Installation of building systems, such as heating, air conditioning, electrical, plumbing, and elevators, continues on the west side of the construction site, north of Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Installation of interior walls continues on the west side of the construction site, north of Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Rebar installation for roof-level horizontal decks continues on the east side of the construction site, north of Wilshire Boulevard.
  • Formwork, rebar installation, and concrete pours for roof-level horizontal decks continue on the Spaulding Lot, south of Wilshire Boulevard.

Please Note: Metro Construction

  • Due to Metro construction, the south curbside of Wilshire Boulevard is a work zone from Spaulding to San Diego Way (west of Fairfax).
  • During Metro construction along the south curbside of Wilshire Boulevard, the west and eastbound lanes on Wilshire will be intermittently reduced to one drive lane.

Construction Hours

Monday–Friday: 7 am–7 pm

Saturday: 8 am–6 pm

Health and Safety

Our general contractor, Clark Construction, continues working diligently to provide a safe work environment for the crews working on the site. To that end, and in accordance with Cal/OSHA standards, Clark Construction and its subcontractors have taken all necessary protective measures in accordance with government guidelines, which include the following:

  • As with all of their ongoing projects throughout the country, Clark Construction is requiring that all work be done in accordance with OSHA guidelines and industry best practices, including approved head, hands, and eye protective equipment, as well as safety vests and protective shoes and clothing.
  • Clark and its subcontractors are providing face coverings to persons who request them.
  • Hand washing stations continue to be maintained for workers’ use at multiple locations on site.
  • Workers are encouraged to wash hands frequently.
  • Anyone who exhibits any respiratory symptoms is requested to quarantine at home.
  • Clark's on-site Supervision and Safety personnel are designated and in charge of ensuring implementation of all proper protocols and guidelines.

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