Public Facilities / Healthcare

The Broad Museum

The Client

MATT Construction earned the Building Team of the Year award from the Los Angeles Chamber of the American Institute of Architects for two consecutive years, as well as the Presidential Award in 2010. These achievements speak both to how they build and to their dedication to the collaborative process. By aligning project goals of an owner and their design team, thoroughly exploring the means to achieve these goals, and providing solid construction leadership, MATT Construction's process is centered around building to specification, both on time and within budget.

The Project

The Broad Museum is a new contemporary art museum being built by philanthropists Eli and Edythe Broad along Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles. Scheduled to open to the public in September 2015, the museum will house nearly 2,000 works of art from The Broad Art Foundation and the Broads' personal collections, featuring the most prominent holdings of postwar and contemporary art worldwide. The Broad's construction includes a 24,000 square foot public plaza adjacent to the museum, adding another parcel of green space to downtown Los Angeles. In the plaza, Pierre crews installed 14 100-year-old Barouni olive trees and an open lawn – complete with a water-conserving Eco-Mat irrigation mat under the sod – and enhanced the landscaping along busy Grand Avenue. Pierre Landscape installed the irrigation system, installed 163 tons of decomposed granite, and placed large concrete planters and tree stump seating.


Customer: MATT Construction
Architect: Hood Design
Description: Parks and Public Spaces
Location: Los Angeles, California
Project: The Broad Museum Plaza and Streetscape
Scope: Extensive craning and planting of 100-year-old olive trees and street trees, shrub planting, sod public area, decomposed granite, and irrigation installation

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