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Arch Tour Fest: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art – 4 pm
November 16, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm PST$85 – $100
Image Credit: © 2022 Lucas Museum of
Narrative Art. Photo by Hunter Kerhart
Arch Tour Fest: Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
Additional information regarding the tour and check-in process will be emailed directly to registrants 24 hours before the event. All attendees, will be required sign an NDA before attending this tour.
The Lucas Museum was designed by renowned architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects with Stantec as executive architect. Taking inspiration from large trees in Exposition Park, which provide places of shelter and gathering, Ma envisioned the building as an extension of that tree canopy, lifting at its center to create a gathering space in the central plaza. To realize the building’s organic, biomorphic surface, the structure will be clad in more than 1,500 curved fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels, each uniquely shaped and placed to create the whole. In a major construction milestone, installation has now begun of these panels, which are now being fitted onto the southern façade. An 11-acre campus with extensive new green space designed by Studio-MLA will embrace the museum’s 300,000-square-foot building, which will feature expansive galleries, two state-of-the-art theaters, and dedicated spaces for learning and engagement, dining, retail, and events.
As the first museum to focus exclusively on storytelling through images, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art believes that visual storytelling can connect us and help shape a more just society. With a growing collection that encompasses artworks from across cultures, places, times, and mediums, including paintings, sculptures, murals, photography, comic art, book and magazine illustrations, and the arts of filmmaking, the Lucas Museum will explore narrative art’s potential to prompt questions, invite opinions, inspire community, and move people to think about the impact of images on our world.
Design Architect – MAD Architects
Architect of Record – Stantec
Landscape Design Architect – Studio-MLA
Construction Manager – JLL
General Contractor – Hathaway Dinwiddie
Structural Engineer – LERA
Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire Life Safety – Alfa Tech
Tour Led By:
Michael Siegel, Principal, Stantec
Mr. Siegel is a Principal with Stantec Architecture. He has over three decades of experience with large, complex, cultural, institutional, corporate and mixed-use development projects. He has worked with prominent international architects around the globe, Tadao Ando, Ricardo Legoretta, Gert Windgardh and Ma Yansong.
His recent work has lead the design teams for the Swedish Embassy in Washington DC, Pioneer Park in Shenzhen China and Roosevelt Universities Vertical Campus in Chicago.
Michael is a designer, builder and athlete. Fascinated with the process of design connecting vision to craft, he has built a yacht and lives in endless renovation projects. As an athlete he is challenged by unfathomable events like the Ironman triathlon. The process of realizing the unfathomable comes to bear in his leadership of the design and engineering team on the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles.
Flora Lee, Associate Partner, MAD Architects
Flora Lee, Associate Partner at MAD Architects, has design and project management experience since joining the firm in 2007, and has overseen several of the firm’s award-winning complex and large-scale projects. A Korean-American architect and Georgia Tech alumna, Flora has been part of realizing MAD’s projects around the world. She was based in MAD’s Beijing office from 2007 to 2012, relocated to Paris to manage MAD’s UNIC residence project from 2012 to 2014, and has been in Los Angeles since 2014 to help establish a new office and lead MAD’s first U.S. project, Gardenhouse.
As Associate Partner, Flora is an integral part of the executive project management team and oversees all projects at MAD’s Los Angeles office, which include Gardenhouse, an 18-unit luxury condominium in Beverly Hills; Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a new world-class museum in Los Angeles; the Star, a high rise creative office in Hollywood; and a confidential single-family residence in Bel Air.
Flora’s ambition is to design innovative architectures while enhancing people’s lives and experience with the built environment. She is a strong advocate for MAD’s design visions and works alongside MAD’s architects and designers to develop futuristic, organic, technologically-advanced designs that embody a humanistic connection with nature