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New Education and Visitor Center - Opens Early 2015

The new EVC will be composed of a complex of gardens and buildings designed to harmonize with the Huntington’s original early 20th-century Beaux-Arts architecture. New facilities will replace some of the older facilities. But there also will be a new café, classrooms, expanded gift shop, and a lecture hall with raked seating, among other features. 

New Education and Visitor Center

Project Update

The buildings have taken shape; most have their beautiful tile roofs and stucco. The glass dome of the Garden Court is nearly complete and a strong central focal point. Additionally, there continues to be a tremendous amount of planting — with pepper trees and jacaranda in the parking lot, as well as oranges, podocarpus, and oak in the interior of the construction site. In January, the three northernmost facilities will open — the ticketing area, the coffee shop, and the Huntington Store. The space that used to house the old store is being reworked into an orientation space to properly help welcome visitors and give them a bit of background on the Huntington family, Huntington history, and the collections. We look forward to sharing more detail on that part of the project as it develops. The orientation space will open when the full Education and Visitor Center opens later in the spring. Learn more about the project in our Oct. 29 Press Release.

 

New Education and Visitor Center - Opens Early 2015

Construction Update: Nov. - Dec. 2014

  • Front three buildings completed—ticketing, coffee shop and store
  • Landscaping and hardscape continuing in all garden areas
  • Interior finishes being installed

 

Construction Information Hotline: 626-405-2100 x: 2251  Email: publicinformation@huntington.org

 

Learn more about the EVC including reflections by Huntington President Steven Koblik, the project backstory, and inspiring stories from our donors, in the newsletter Momentum.

 

For more information contact:

Susan Turner-Lowe, Vice President for Communications, sturner@huntington.org, 626-405-2147

Laurie Sowd, Vice President for Operations, lsowd@huntington.org, 626-405-2252

Randy Shulman, Vice President for Advancement, rshulman@huntington.org, 626-405-2293 

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The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919 by Henry E. and Arabella Huntington. Henry Huntington, a key figure in the...

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