Reimagining La Brea Tar Pits
We are excited to share big news—The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County has just begun to develop a master planning initiative to reimagine and renovate one of L.A.’s most iconic landmarks within its 12-acre Hancock Park. La Brea Tar Pits and The George C. Page Museum (built in 1977, and recently renamed the "museum at La Brea Tar Pits") are the only facilities of their kind in the world—an active, internationally renowned site of paleontological research in the heart of a great city, and a museum that both supports scientists’ work and shares their discoveries with more than 400,000 visitors each year.
Over the past six months, NHMLAC has embarked upon an international competition and has selected three of the top architecture and design teams in the world—Dorte Mandrup (Copenhagen), Weiss Manfredi (New York) and Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York). In late summer, each team will submit renderings and materials for review and we will make this accessible to the public for comment and create opportunities to share ideas for the future.
We plan to make the selection of the final team by the end of the year. Stay tuned.