City of Hope

DUARTE, CA, USA, 2014

Situated in the heart of the City of Hope’s campus in Duarte, CA, the design for the new museum is to provide an inspirational setting to celebrate their 100 year anniversary. A courtyard was established to preserve an old magnolia tree as well as flood the museum with natural light while retractable glass doors open to the courtyard as well as a large park, giving the museum the flexibility to host large events.

The museum’s unique form and materiality act to create a beacon to attract visitors to experience and enjoy.

  • KEY FEATURES
  • Photovoltaic Solar Farm provides building energy
  • Customized Concrete Wall System
  • LEED Platinum Certification
  • Coordination to museum quality standards
  • Client | City of Hope
  • Location | Duarte, CA, USA
  • Architects | Belzberg Architects
  • Staff Leads | Matthew Melnyk
  • Duration | Completed in 2014
  • Project Value | $7.2M USD
  • Size | 6,860 SF

A central courtyard is bordered with a doubly curved, cantilever concrete wall that transitions into floating seating.

Each building on the museum campus is unique, with long spans and cantilevers creating open space ideal for gatherings.

  • Client | City of Hope
  • Location | Duarte, CA, USA
  • Architects | Belzberg Architects
  • Staff Leads | Matthew Melnyk
  • Duration | Completed in 2014
  • Project Value | $7.2M USD
  • Size | 6,860 SF