Eavesdrop> LA’s Academy Museum Shortlist Revealed

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
The former May Company building on Miracle Mile.

The former May Company building on Miracle Mile.

We learned in October that LA’s Academy of Motion Picture Sciences would be building its new museum inside the former May Company building on Miracle Mile, right next to LACMA. Now we hear that the project may soon be getting an architect. Our rumor mill has produced three shortlisted names: Morphosis, wHY Architecture, and spf:A.

The last on the list, spf:A, had developed LACMA’s plan for the building back when it was still going to contain the museum’s art galleries. So is this a chance for them to salvage that job? Meanwhile Morphosis gets a chance to try again on a major LA museum after losing the Broad Museum commission once the project moved from Beverly Hills to downtown. We’re sure wHY has a shot at some kind of redemption as well, we just don’t know what it is.

One Response to “Eavesdrop> LA’s Academy Museum Shortlist Revealed”

  1. Gloria says:

    I attended meetings, most likely arranged by the LA Conservancy, years ago when this May Co masterpiece was going to be replaced by the usual non-entity. Hurrah that it will be put to further good use. Long live this presence on Wilshire & Fairfax!

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