The Getty Center

Los Angeles, California

Project Description

The Getty Center, which sits atop a 110-acre hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean and San Gabriel Mountains, is composed of 1.2 million square feet of stone. The beige colored, cleft cut, textured, fossilized travertine stone, mined in Bagni di Tivoli, Italy, is an eye catching element that distinguishes this center.

Scope of Services

CDC acted as the curtain wall consultant to the Architect for the entire Getty Center project. CDC began work in 1990 and continued through project completion in 1998. CDC consulted on the travertine cladding and paving, the porcelain enamel panels, the stainless steel clad curtain walls, skylights and sloped glazing, sunscreens and louvers, and the unitized curtain walls.

CDC Client

Richard Meier Partners

Design Architect

Richard Meier Partners

Date of Completion