The new building, designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects will be about 93,000 square feet, 12,000 of which will be dedicated gallery space. Other amenities are a 150 seat auditorium, classrooms, conservation and research rooms, and a 5,000 square foot special exhibitions gallery. The two story building will be covered in Ramon limestone, with traditional looking wooden windows to mimic the light patterns of the original museum. The site plan features several courtyards and gardens surrounding the building with fountains and native plantings, with an outdoor cafe on the north end of the site. Parking will also be located on the north end with a bus loop on 20th street.
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