Yesterday, Barbara served on the jury for the La Brea Tar Pits redesign in Los Angeles. Weiss/Manfredi, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and Dorte Mandrup unveiled competing design schemes for the Tar Pits, George C. Page Museum, and Hancock Park. The proposals are aimed at rejuvenating the 12 acre park and the iconic tar pit installation, which includes a tar filled lake populated with life-size woolly mammoth figures. The three schemes differ in terms of their approach to retaining the existing museum structure, a facility designed in 1977 and inspired by Mayan temples. Read more about the three proposals in Archinect here. The proposals will be on view at the museum through September 15th and a winner should be selected by the end of this year. Barbara was honored to serve on the jury alongside Milton Curry, Dean of USC School of Architecture; Christopher Hawthorne, Chief Design Officer, City of Los Angeles; Kirk Johnson, Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; and Kristin Sakoda, Executive Director, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
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