Natural History Museum

Los Angeles, CA

Market: Cultural


CO Architects




2011 Preservation Awards, Los Angeles Conservancy
2009 Preservation Design Award, California Preservation Foundation

The original structure, constructed in 1913, was designed by local architects Frank Hudson and William A.D. Munsell in the Beaux-Arts tradition with Spanish Renaissance and Romanesque features. The 1913 Building with its iconic rotunda, along with several contemporary additions, currently form the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. The museum is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the 2001 Historic Structures Report proposed modernizing the museum while preserving the building’s historic features. Working with CO Architects, SGH served as the historic materials conservation and waterproofing consultant for the 1913 Building ModernizationProject.