Skirball Cultural Center Adds New Event Space
On August 23, the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles offered a sneak peak at their new 17,500-square-foot Herscher Hall and Guerin Pavilion. This is the fourth and final expansion project for the center, which first opened to the public in 1996 and now offers a total of 55,000 square feet of event space that can accommodate groups of up to 1,200.
The new building was designed—as was the rest of the campus—by famed architect Moshe Safdie. It includes a 9,000-square-foot ballroom with nearly 100 custom-designed skylights embedded in an arched roof that is supported by Oregon Douglas Fir beams. The room also features glass doors that open onto a cascading garden featuring 30 Japanese maple trees. Also included are breakout rooms, meeting rooms and an on-site kitchen.
The new addition is scheduled to be inaugurated on October 19 and will be ready to host events starting in November.