MCASD Expansion and Renovation opens April 9

Selldorf Architects, March 28, 2022

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla reopens to the public on April 9th, after a $105 million renovation and expansion by Selldorf Architects. The expanded Museum increases the gallery space four-fold, with two levels of light-filled galleries, a public Art Park, and new seaside terraces offering dramatic views of the Pacific Coast. The new design includes the renovation of 28,000 square feet of existing spaces as well as the addition of 46,400 square feet of new spaces to MCASD, effectively doubling the Museum’s existing square footage and bringing the new total size of the museum to 104,400 square feet.

Annabelle Selldorf noted, “Our goal for the museum was to allow the fantastic site and views of the Pacific Ocean to guide a coherent circulation path and instill a generous and inclusive spirit to bring people to the great collection of MCASD.”

For more information about the project, see the project page on our website, or read about it in this month’s issue of Architectural Record. To learn more about visiting the Museum and upcoming shows, follow the link to their website: