USC Pacific Asia Museum

USC Pacific Asia Museum

PASADENA, CA / Project Architect
Client: University of Southern California Pacific Asia Museum
Original Construction: 1924

Designed by architects Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury, this historic building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has served as a center for art, culture and learning in Pasadena since its construction for Grace Nicholson (1877-1948). This project encompassed repair, restoration, and upgrades for the building’s ongoing use as a thriving cultural art museum.

Phase 1 seismic strengthening of the Restoration Master Plan implemented the museum reopening. Entrance upgrades, climatic and safety upgrades for collection storage in basement; and gallery upgrades as possible.

Project Team: Project Architect: Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Architecture, Inc.; Structural Engineer: Nabih Youssef & Associates; Building Envelope Engineering: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.; Materials Conservation: Griswold Conservation &Associates, Rosa Lowinger & Associates; MEP Engineering AMA and Associates. 

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