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The Getty Villa project included a major renovation of an existing museum while constructing nine new structures, including a 250-seat auditorium and an outdoor amphitheater. The villa, perched above the Pacific Coast Highway near Malibu, was originally constructed in 1972 by the oil tycoon J. Paul Getty in homage to ancient Rome to house his burgeoning art collection.
The renovation required extensive structural and architectural modifications, including the installation of skylights and windows to flood the museum with natural light, as well as new finishes of terrazzo, Venetian plaster, and bronze. In addition to the new structures, which included the Auditorium, Entry Court, Café, Bookstore, conservation laboratories, and offices, the expansion included a new central plant with modernized MEP systems, parking structures, new site infrastructure, and renovated and upgraded peristyle gardens.
The renovation and expansion established the site as an internationally renowned center for antiquities and the study of their conservation, attracting about half a million visitors every year.
The J. Paul Getty Trust
- Machado & Silvetti (Design)
- SPF:A (Architect of Record)
- 2011 American Society of Concrete Contractors - First Place, Multiple Applications, 1500 Square Feet, Commercial
- 2011 American Society of Concrete Contractors - First Place, Vertical Applications, 1500 Square Feet
- 2011 American Society of Concrete Contractors - Second Place, Special Finishes, 1500 Square Feet
- 2006 Westside Urban Forum, Westside Prize & Design Awards – Award Winner
- 2006 Marble Institute - Pinnacle Award for Excellence in Natural Stone Design & Installation
- 2006 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards – Civic Award
- 2006 Los Angeles Business Council Architectural Awards – Project of the Year
- 2006 California Construction – Best Restoration
- 2006 AIA LA – Building Team of the Year
- 2006 ACI Pankow & Concrete Awards (Southern California Chapter) - Charles J. Pankow Jr. Award
- 2005 Southern California Ready Mix Association – Excellence in Concrete
- 2005 National Terrazzo & Mosaic Association, Inc. – Job of the Year