UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios

LEED Gold | Award-Winning

UCLA Margo Leavin Graduate Art Studios

Culver City, CA

Project Overview

Located in the heart of the Hayden Tract district, this stunning new art center was the fulfillment of a long-awaited dream of UCLA for an environment befitting its distinguished arts program — rated second in the United States. The project revitalized an existing WWII era warehouse at its core, and surrounded it with an integrated new two-story, sky-lit structure with an open air courtyard and workspaces. This dynamic new facility houses an expansive art studio for every medium, as well as education spaces and a sophisticated gallery.

This LEED Gold project featured numerous concrete applications, including tilt-up panels, and was awarded the Grand Prize by the ACI Southern California, as well as other architectural awards. This project was completed under a CM at Risk Contract.

Client University of California Los Angeles
Type New Construction & Renovation
Size 40,000 sf
LEED Cert Gold
Architect Johnston Marklee
Use Higher Education, Museum

Grand Prize, ACI Southern California

Progressive Architecture Award, Architect Magazine

Acknowledgement Prize, LaFargeHolcim Foundation

Tilt-Up Achievement Award, Excellence in Achievement Distinction, Tilt-Up Concrete Association