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75th Anniversary Expansion Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego-La Jolla

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The 75th-anniversary expansion of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego
(MCASD) in La Jolla, California is a $120M, 105,014 SF expansion of the existing facility
that will serve as a venue for MCASD’s permanent collection, unique installations, and
public programs, in addition to meeting spaces to foster community involvement and
inclusivity. MCASD’s expansion included the demolition of a neighboring property to
construct a 49,444 SF addition and remodeling/modernizing the existing 55,570 SF
Modernization of the campus included the construction of two gallery levels with
distinct architectural features to showcase the Museum’s permanent collection of
over 5,600 pieces. A spacious multipurpose gallery was created that will be used for
public programs, community events, and performances, a space the original Museum
lacked. The expansion project created two levels of underground parking as well as a
new public parking lot with seaside terraces overlooking the Pacific Ocean to support
the growing demand of visitors. The Museum’s expanded footprint includes a new
loading dock, art preparators room, storage facility, and freight elevator. The project also
included the relocation and modernization of the museum’s entrance and the addition of
a new café.

700 Prospect St, La Jolla, CA 92037

Project Owner/Developer:
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Contact Name/Email:
Kathryn Kanjo/kanjo@mcasd.org

Project Architect/Designer:
Selldorf Architects; LPA, Inc.

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