Plans confirmed for Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s new OMA-designed building: Audrey Irmas Pavilion

Plans for Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s new building, designed by the world-class firm Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) and its partners Shohei Shigematsu and Rem Koolhaas, were submitted for approval to the City of Los Angeles today, revealing the initial design and the first rendering. Pending approval from the city, and additional fundraising, the new building will break ground in late 2018 with plans to open in 2020. Named Audrey Irmas Pavilion for its lead donor, whose $30 million gift for the project launched the capital campaign in 2015, the building will be in dialogue with the 1929 Byzantine-Revival sanctuary located on Wilshire Boulevard, midway between the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Construction of Audrey Irmas Pavilion will complete the Temple’s Building Lives Campaign by providing

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