The Inspiration Behind Audrey Irmas Pavilion’s Façade and Form Design

  • June 14, 2018

Along with Rem Koolhaas, I am pleased to introduce OMA Partner, Shohei “Sho” Shigematsu. In this vignette, Sho explains their inspiration in designing the façade of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion and the delicate approach they took considering the space between the new building and the existing sanctuary, Wilshire Boulevard, and the historic school building.

In this video, OMA partner Shohei “Sho” Shigematsu explains the façade and form design of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion.

Of particular interest is how the inspiration for the skin of the new building comes from the interior of the sanctuary dome. That is just one of the many ways in which the architecture of the new respects and pays homage to our historic sanctuary which is on the United States National Register of Historic Places.

We hope you enjoy watching this video. We will continue to share wonderful aspects of the Audrey Irmas Pavilion with you throughout the summer.