AKA: University of California, Los Angeles, Hammer, Armand, Museum of Art and Culture, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA; UCLA, Hammer, Armand, Museum of Art and Culture, Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

Structure Type: built works - exhibition buildings - museums

Designers: Barnes, Edward Larabee, Architect (firm); Gruen, Victor, Associates (firm); Lee, John M.Y. and Partners (firm); Martin, John A., Structural Engineer (firm); Edward Larrabee Barnes (architect); Victor David Gruen (architect); John M.Y. Lee (architect)

Dates: constructed 1989-1990

total floor area: 89,400 sq. ft.

10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA 90024-4343

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Northeast corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Westwood Avenue;

The New York architectural firm of Edward Larrabee Barnes and Associates designed the 89,400-square-foot Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center with John M.Y. Lee and Partners and Gruen Associates; the museum was designed originally for the Occidental Petroleum Company and its founder, Armand Hammer (1898-1990); the Kirkeby Building (1961) (later the Occidental Petroleum Company Headquarters) loomed above the Hammer to the east on Wilshire Boulevard. David Casey was the Barnes Associate in Charge of the project, while David Wallance served as the Project Manager.

The book Edward Larrabee Barnes Architect (New York: Rizzoli, 1994), stated this of the building: "[Armand] Hammer dominated the creation of this cultural center behind his company headquarters. An arcade, galleries, auditorium and library surround a courtyard which has an archway looking out on the city. The material is gray and white marble." (See Edward Larrabee Barnes Architect, [New York: Rizzoli, 1994], p. 251.)

PCAD id: 1491