Project Background:

The Audrey Irmas Pavilion is named for its lead donor, Ms. Audrey Irmas, a philanthropist, art collector, native Angeleno, and longtime attendee of Wilshire Boulevard Temple. Her $30 million gift led the private funding of the new building, which completes Wilshire Boulevard Temple’s three phase master plan for the campus that spans the entire city block on Wilshire Boulevard, between Harvard and Hobart Avenues.

The Audrey Irmas Pavilion is a platform for gathering, a facility created for the community as an event space and civic performance space, while simultaneously respecting historic traditions and reflecting modern needs. The 55,000 square foot structure was designed to be iconic enough to be recognized as a new community space but understated enough to complement the existing temple.


Audrey Irmas Pavilion

3643 Wilshire Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90010

Completed: September 2021

Owner: Wilshire Boulevard Temple

Architect of Record: Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA)

Engineer of Record for Structural: ARUP

General Contractor: Matt Construction

Cold-Formed Steel Specialty Engineer: Derrick Suarez, P.E., Lochsa Engineering Cold-Formed Steel Specialty Contractor: Performance Contracting Inc. (PCI)

Award Entry Submitted by: Derrick Suarez, P.E. and Nick Hrico, P.E., Lochsa Engineering

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