Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles - United States, John C. Austin, Frederick M. Ashley, Levin & Associates, Pfeiffer Partners
Construction year: 1935, 2006 (renovation)
Address: 2800 E Observatory Rd | LOS ANGELES-CALIFORNIA | United States | Visit Website
Latitude/Longitude: 34.11838, -118.30035

Architects Austin and Ashley created the structure of Griffith Observatory in 1935, typically identified as Art Deco and symbolic of Modern design. After 65 years of intensive use linked with public education from the opening day, the structure’s materials and systems are in need of renovation; additional exhibition and support space is also required.

Levin & Associates and Pfeiffer Partners have been retained by the City of Los Angeles to guide the rehabilitation and expansion of Griffith Observatory project. Levin serves as the project’s historic preservation architect responsible for the 27,000-square-foot building, including the exterior concrete, decorative metal doors and window grilles, and copper domes; interior rotunda, gallery spaces and Hugo Ballin murals.

When completed Fall 2006, Griffith Observatory, restored and renewed for future generations, will continue to be the most identifiable landmark in Los Angeles.

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