SDMA Selects Foster + Partners As Design Architect For Future Renovation Project

Following a comprehensive search, the San Diego Museum of Art announced the selection of renowned international architectural firm, Foster + Partners, as the Design Architect for a future renovation project set to enhance the Museum’s facilities and visitor experience.

The climate-conscious enhancements will make it possible to continue serving a diverse and growing community throughout Southern California and beyond. The project will begin its detailed planning phase in the coming months and is expected to break ground in 2026.

New Education Center + Rooftop Views

The Museum’s renovation plan aims to increase art display and further enrich the public’s interaction with exhibitions and education programs while respecting the architectural style and historical significance of Balboa Park.

The renovation project will encompass and focus on the Museum’s west-wing infrastructure and facilities, with the goal of creating a new Education Center, a pavilion that will activate visitors to celebrate art and connect with the outdoors, and a new rooftop space providing panoramic views of Balboa Park.

The San Diego Museum of Art plans to organize community engagement activities during the design process, such as public workshops and open house events, to gather feedback and suggestions from the community.

Stay up-to-date on SDMA renovations

Updates on the project will be available at SDMA in the coming months. Members also will learn more in the Member Monday e-newsletter and the Member Magazine as updates become available.

To know more about Foster + Partners and their impressive portfolio, visit the website here.

See you there, San Diego!

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