The three buildings that comprise 300 South Mission Road are segmented east to west, and together offer a total of roughly 32,000 interior square feet. The two perimeter warehouses – each roughly 10,000 square feet – have been re-purposed as artists’ studios that retain their original raw industrial character. The central 12,000 square foot warehouse has been transformed to house state of the art public exhibition space, private showroom areas, offices, and support functions. A vacant railway right-of-way to the south of the warehouses now functions as an entry court and an outdoor exhibition area for sculpture. The surface of this entry court is covered in gray decomposed granite, recalling the crushed stone ballast found under the nearby rail tracks.
Inside the gallery, an uninterrupted flow of exhibition space glowing with natural light has been created. A U-shaped exhibition wall lines the perimeter of the warehouse interior, and wraps around a central partition. The south wall of the space, with its original brick, is punctuated by the gallery’s public entry doors and reception desk. The building’s original concrete floors have been ground even and polished.
- Art Gallery
- Los Angeles, CA
- 32,500 sqft (includes artist studios)
- 12,100 square feet gallery
- 2016 IES Illumination Award of Merit
- Jeffrey Allsbrook, Silvia Kuhle, Tracy Bremer, Tiara Chu, John Farrace, Stephen Baron
- Lighting Design | Luminesce Design
- Structural Engineer | Office of Gordon Polon
- Photos ©Benny Chan | Fotoworks