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Interior rendering by Olson Kundig Architects.

Japanese American National Museum

  • Jim Olson, Design Principal
  • Alan Maskin, Exhibit Design Integration
  • Stephen Yamada-Heidner, Managing Principal
  • Los Angeles, CA

Project Details

Olson Kundig Architects led the concept design efforts to re-envision the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, California. The institution found itself in a ten-year-old building that no longer fit the personality of the museum, nor the perception they wished to convey. Their audience feedback supported this notion. The team was instrumental in re-envisioning the permanent exhibits, finding unusual opportunities for new exhibits and integrating the disparate museum buildings into one cohesive narrative and campus.