Architectural Record Feature: Mingei International Museum in San Diego
Modular International’s Boomerang fixtures were used in the collaboration spaces where Mingei International Museum staff plan out their exhibits. LUCE et Studio Architects designed the addition, remodel and sponsored the case study featured in Architectural Record.
“Six years ago, in a remarkable display of how far a determined architect can guide a client, Jennifer Luce decided that the Mingei International Museum, a San Diego institution that collects and displays folk art from around the world, needed a top-to-bottom renovation—and then persuaded its leaders to spend some $55 million on the project. The museum’s portion of a Spanish Colonial–style building in the city’s 1,200-acre Balboa Park had become “tattered,” Luce says, and “did not represent the Mingei’s values of craft, material, and detail.”
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Mingei International Museum photos courtesy of Ron Kerner